Author: William Schäppi
For this selection, I chose a set of spreads showing designs of ancient buildings that seemed interesting to me. One characteristic that connects those three spreads is the fact that only the right page consists of a building design. The left page partly reveals the design from the previous page because of the semi-transparent quality of the paper. This creates kind of a connection between the pages throughout the whole book.
The right page depicts a drawing, consisting of an upper part which shows (probably) a sacred building from the outside. At the same time, this drawing reveals the building section, what makes it very interesting to watch at it. Below this drawing, there‘s the floor plan of the building.
Page 78 shows a set of four different buildings with similar floor plans. It may be an iteration process where the author of this book tried to show how easily you can alternate the building with small changes in the floor plan.
This pages features a set of nine different objects which seem to be either pots or vases. Similar to the previous spread, it seems that this should show iterations in how to design a pot in nine different ways.