The Four Books of Architecture by Andrea Palladiois a series of four books in two volumes about Palladio’s architecture inspirations from the ancient Roman architecture, as well as his own constructions. The four books are subdivided in chapters; the first book consists of 24 chapters, the second of 17, the third of 21, and the fourth and final book consists of 31 chapters. The book starts with the annotation of different building materials, as well as the various architectural techniques. Palladio also explains the five orders of architecture; these being Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite. He also goes into detail about the different order’s characteristics of the buildings, as well as other elements. The second part of the book consists solely of a demonstration and description of Palladio’s houses and villas, including his famous Villa Capra and “The Rotunda”. These buildings are demonstrated with floor plans and drawings. The next book is about city planning in general. Planning of bridges, piazzas, and basilicas, etc. The last book is a reproduction of temples in Rome, Italy, but also out of Italy. Palladio’s book, first published in 1570 in Italian and published in English in 1663 in London, has a height of 420 mm, a 300mm width and a 120 mm breadth. As already mentioned, Palladio’s book contains many drawings and floor plans of different buildings, his collection of built houses and villas, as well as city planning related drawings. The book consists of 358 pages and 249 self-drawn illustrations.