My book „I tre ordini d’architettura: dorico, jonico, e corintio. Presi dalle fabbriche più celebri dell’antica Roma, e posti in uso con un nuovo esattissimo metodo. Opera di Neralco p. a…“ by Giuseppe Maria Ercolani is located in the library Werner Oechslin in Einsiedeln and was viewed on the 25th of October 2019.
General subject of the book
As far as I am concerned the book tries to explain the difference between the several types of the column representations: doric, ionic and corintic.
Among the written explanations, we have page sized illustrations
Organisation of the book
The one-volumed content of the book is divided in chapters by half-title pages, each division comes with a huge amount of caricatures of the different interpretations of each kind of the columns: from ordine Dorico to ordine Jonico and lastly ordine Corintio, ending the book with a description of the colosseum Romano, Pantheon and Vatican Temple- architecture plans. It is written in old italian.
Size of the book
It is 480mm height, and 300mm width what equals to a Folio-format (F).
Total number of pages
The book ends on the 349th page including the folded ones.