Because of the simple fact that my book consists almost only out of drawings, my search on Alice was quite hard. Instead of searching for another book, which also is a collection of architectural drawings, I needed to search for books which discuss the topic of ancient architectural depictions. This way I was still able to use the Browser of Alice, although it still limited my horizon. For the second book though, I used Xenotheka, which in my case, was a better place to find comparable books to mine. Because I was not restricted to search only by words and the results in addition were variegated.
The first book I found, which is comparable to Domenico Fontana’s “Della transportation dell’obelisco Vaticano e delle fabriche di sisto V”, is written by the author Frankl. It is called “The Gothic” and it discusses the Gothic architecture and its drawings. The comparable parts are those, which concern about the art of projecting architectural buildings onto paper by drawings. In other words, this book explains the art of drawing collections like the one of Domenico Fontana. It also mentions multiple other architects which have also played a big role in displaying architectural buildings.
The second Book is by McNamara, and goes by the title “How To Read Churches”. The book uses many drawings and depictions, to show the topic of churches and how they architecturally are constructed. It breaks down the constructions and the facades by their details, so the reader can get a deep input of the topic. The comparison is with the speaking of pictures. Instead of writing a long text and describing the topic with words, the author McNamara uses just like Domenico Fontana the art of pictures which are easier to read and understand. By showing drawings, the author decides to give the reader the possibility to visualize the project correctly.
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