To find a particularly relevant book in relation to my book I sent many texts to Alice. I started with the topic of conversation: “Handbook”, as it seems important to me, that this book was specifically written to be used. The first text I sent to her was: “designers and craftsmen”, because the book is addressing both and the second: “decoration of public and private buildings “, still with the topic handbook.
One of the first recommendations that were shared by both texts I sent to Alice was: Koolhaas, Elements of architecture.
In the context copy that Alice listened were for example:
“In any and all of these mediums there was every opportunity for the craftsman and designer.”, and “But what are we talking about when we talk about “private” and “public” spheres?”, thus it combines two big parts of “Instituzione pratica dell’ architettura civile per la decorazione de’ pubblici, e privati edifice.”’ Content, that it is specifically meant for designers and craftsmen and that it describes both public and private buildings.
The second book I chose, was found by sending Alice the text: “definition of geometry” and choosing the topic of conversation: “images”, as my book is filled with images and the first chapter is called the definition of geometry. This time I didn’t push “explore” but “find”, to find something more specific. Because i struggled with all the books that were proposed by Alice and thus I limited the search. The first book that popped of was: Hays, Architecture Theory since 1968, when I looked it up, I realized that it does have certain parallels with my book. It also tries to explain the concept of architecture or geometry specifically. I also looked at the description written on Xenotheka and saw, that it presents documents of projects and when I went through the book online I looked at those projects and saw, that you find many images, which is another parallel to my book, they both have illustrations of some sort.