What have I learned from My book? Well, I learned that if you keep your book safe and handle it properly it can last for more than 200 years still looking fresh. Of course I understood, that the size of the books in the past was very different. Now they have more or less a standard in comparison to the past. My book was surprisingly huge. Also I learned, that not only comics have so less text and many illustrations and can be useful. And of course, it amazed me, that there was such a thick analysis. The first impression of this book was that there are many repetitions in the graphics, then it came out that those were the comparisons between different orders.
What surprised me? Well, I was pleasantly surprised about the geolocation of the library to which my book belongs to. From the far you can compare the library in Einsiedeln to a book itself: from the outside it looks physically small, hidden somewhere behind the houses, and then it appears to be very rich inside, having an own world with a lot of knowledge.
What problems did I encounter in making friends with a old book?
Well, the main “problem” were the different languages. I do not speak ancient Italian, neither does the book speak Russian, German English or French. Nevertheless it was possible to come together with this book, to get in touch with it and become as one says “friends”. I understood which purpose this book has, what the idea of the author was and how this book had to convince the reader in their architecture choice because this book was made for people who knew what they were searching for. This book has it own “little” topic which it describes the best. No one could explain the difference of the orders better than this book does. It will show you, will make the reader see the difference between the different types.
I am quite amazed about my book. I am fascinated how rich this book is, how much it is fulfilled with knowledge of the past. This friend is not just a friend, he is a teacher, a wise teacher who is 300 years old, who saw a lot of things and still works and helps people around the world to do their job. I can’t teach the book anything, but I can, as everyone can, support this book, handle it with care, read it, use it and it will thank me with her knowledge.
In the beginning I was not sure where this task will bring me to and now I am very grateful for the opportunity to be able to get to know another new teacher in my life.