Keywords: Page layout – Fountain – Impressions
The book is covered in a green jacket and there is already a feature on the title page. Even though it is only green and there is no single letter or number, you can already read a lot from it and see the repetitions, which also go to the back of the book. If you skim the book, it is quickly clear that it only has pictures with the signatures. So, there is not much text in this work. But the interesting thing is that Giovanni Battista Falda’s book is very regular in terms of page numbers. When the book is open, he always has nothing on the left-hand page. In other words, a blank page without pictures or anything written on it. Then follows a transparent sheet that prevents the smudging of the pictures. Then on the right side of a double page comes the picture. The picture is always on the right and if there is a caption, it is also underneath with the title of the building and the page number on the bottom right. This is certainly a nice way of structuring the book, because you take time to look at each page, i.e., each building, and don’t miss anything. It is also a certain relief to read this work. With many other books, the whole double-page spread is full of words and sentences, and the pictures would probably be stuck in between. So, it also gives the reader a certain ease to deal with this book. So only one side of a double page is printed at a time. The book is in landscape format and He always tried to print the picture of a fountain centrally on one page. If the picture is in landscape format, then this went very easily, but if it was taken in height, then unfortunately he had to put the picture diagonally on this page. While we’re at it, this book is about fountains. So, Giovanni Battista Falda in his book “Le fontane di Roma nelle piazze” only deals with fountains. But not fountains of the whole world, but as in the title, fountains of Rome in the squares. Because it is very repetitive and only covers the topic of fountains, it is once again very pleasant to read. The many inspirations and impressions that one gets from these pictures is unbelievable and one could never get enough of them through this repetition.