I began the third task by familiarizing myself with the search engine “Alice”. I entered various search terms that interested me in connection with Sebastiano Serlio, such as “woman”, “sport”, “capital”, “column”, “glass”. I quickly realized that the selection was huge.
I tried to choose terms that were not directly associated with Serlio. For example, I wondered if Serlio ever used glass. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any significant results. So I looked for terms that were a little clearer.
The first term that led to exciting results was “column” with the brain of the Xenotheka.
I came across the book “A History of Architectural Theory” by Hanno Walter Kruft. It was published in 2004 and covers the history of architecture from Vitruvius to the present. It is intended for teachers, architects, students who want to have the complicated ancient sources, facts and visions compactly summarized and organized. In the book it is shown in relation to Serlio that he actually wanted to publish only 5 books, but in total it became 9. Four of them were published only after his death. Serlio’s works and especially his columns were very important to the history of architecture and his influence leaves a lasting mark.
Using the term “picture” I found in the brain “🎭 Library of” another exciting work by Alberti, “Delineation of the City of Rome”. It was published by the editors of Mario Carpo and Francesco Furlan in 2007. In it Alberti describes the culture and history, as well as the current situation of the city of Rome at his time. The connection to Serlio is on the one hand the geographical location (Rome) of the two authors, on the other hand Alberti was the great model of Serlio. Unfortunately, I have not found out exactly why the term “picture” refers to this book.