After one year of solving tasks and hours of thinking about the book, this whole experience goes to an end. In my opinion the last few months I experienced a rather cold relationship. One of the reasons was the language barrier, which really was the biggest challenge for me.
Fortunately I had no bigger difficulties in solving the task, because they were designed in superficial way. But unfortunately, this is also my biggest concern about this whole experience. I couldn’t connect with the book in an informative way. Step by step I discovered how the book looks like in different ways.
First, I was overwhelmed by this task. I got a french book and thought I wouldn’t understand anything. But when I had my first look at the book in the ETH library it got better. In a way I was relieved, that I didn’t had to get into the matter, but somehow it was not a deep relationship, because no task dealt with the content. You got a superficial understanding of your book and its content, but never have I really looked into the topic. I
In the end it was a nice experience, especially the part with Einsiedeln where we had a look at the library and at the monastery as well. I learned how the books were made, which materials they used and that there were actually some rules for layout. I had my first encounter with a book that old, which taught me how essential these books are. They contributed to the architecture we know today. Every book and every author was a step further in evolution of architecture and brought us to the world we live in now.