Task 2. Pages
The first pair of pages I chose are in a way unexpected because it is the first time after several pages of continuous text, that there are numbers illustrated in form of tables. In this way the measurements are easy to understand for the reader and give the pages a different form of dynamic.
Contrary to the first spread I chose the second one doesn’t seem to be as special and different at first sight but once you look at it with a more attentive eye you notice that it most certainly is. What makes those two pages rare is the form of writing Stephen Riou concentrated on. Different from the typical English writing style, the paragraphs consist of only one or two sentences per paragraph. Even if one hasn’t read through the pages yet, it seems like those sentences are of much importance.
The last two pages may be the most obvious ones. Since they don’t contain any form of writing they catch the readers eye immediately. With their precise and beautiful sketches of pillars and ornaments they are the perfect initiation for the following 30 pages which all contain interesting drawing and sketches of various architectonical topics.