The book TRATTATO DI CAMILLO AGRIPPA DI TRASPORTAR LA GUGLIA IN SU LA PIAZZA Dl SAN PIETRO
consists of 48 pages which are divided into one short introduction/dedication and two larger chapters. The first part is written in italic font, whereas for the second part and the introduction a basic font with serifs is applied. For headings, capital letters are used. As the headings consist of almost a full sentence, there is a shift of font size within one heading, going from bigger letters to the font size of the following paragraph. Each of the three parts is additionally introduced by a large, decorative initial letter. The ending of the two main chapters is accentuated by the width of the column narrowing down and therefore forming a triangular shape.
The text contains only one continuous column.
The first large chapter is also differentiated by the same heading “discorso sopra la guglia” (ital: talk about the spire) repeated on top of each double page.
There is one image, a technical illustration, situated between the two chapters, on a double page that unfolds to a sheet, the size of about one DIN A3 sheet. This page is recognizable even from the closed book. It obtains an important significance also due to its position near the centre of the book and it functions as a division between the two parts.
This strong differentiation between the two parts suggests a kind of reading that focuses on each of the parts individually. Also, the first part, written in italic, is an internal text, on which the second part is a commentary or reaction. Hence, there is a connection between the two, but they are different types of texts written by different authors. The first one by Camillo Agrippa himself and the second one as a reaction to Agrippas Text, by Fabritio and Agapito Fossani.