Variae Architecturae Formae by Vries, Hans Vredeman de
As the book progresses we can not find anymore text then in the beginning. As shown on the first two pages, title, author and date are written down. It fills up with quite a lot copper plate imprints done all by himself on behalf of architectural education.
The following pages are indeed occupied by one illustration per page. Due to the fact that the book doesn’t contain any text there is enough space between all the imprints. Most of them are only one-sided prints. This means all the space given is used up by the prints.
The illustrations aren’t numbered and/or referenced. As they even change sometimes from landscape format to portrait.
The imprints can be seen as examples of architectural buildings. They show various halls, forums, entrance gates, little parts of a town or city, bridges, streets, corners, patios and archways. Some imprints are shown twice, as they change little by little in how the E.g. archway can be build and changed in relation to the surroundings.