Pages_Designs_of_Chinese_buildings - Archived Posted on 11/16/202009/13/2021 Interestingly enough, the text is aligned in a rigid box with plenty of space surrounding it. My suspicion is, that the space around the text is intentional and intrigues/allows the reader to add their own notes in regards to the text. All the illustrations are laid out in the same fashion. Drawings on the left and blank page on the right. I chose this particular page because at first I found the drawings quite confusing. I was trying to figure out whether the building was drawn from two different angles or if they portrayed separate stories. However, upon further inspection I realized that they were simply two different buildings. Due to the fact that the blank page is situated on the right it must allow the reader to draw sketches themselves and study the different ornaments. Because it is on the right it takes into consideration the majority of people being right handed and thus won’t smudge over the illustration or their own drawing. The reasoning behind this choice of pages is simple: the drawings are stunning. The use of extra fine lines that decrease in distance to each other in order to portray shadow is an impressive display of craftsmanship.