At the beginning I typed in the information I have about the book like the title, author, and eventually the period it is from but unfortunately there weren’t any results regarding the name of the author. From there on I went in with some words that dominated my book such as Doric, Ionic, etc.
When I first typed in the word “Doric”, one book caught my attention immediately. Not because of the title or anything but because of the name “Palladio” which made his way to my brain a long time ago during the lectures of history. The title of the volume is “Art in Theory 1648-1815- An Anthology of Changing Ideas” by Harrison Wood Gaiger. It was printed in the year 2000 and is compared to my book, rather new. After reading and scrolling through the book, I realized that the book doesn’t have any picture while my book consists of more or less only pictures with barely any text in it except a few pages.
But what I noticed while reading the book I found on “Alice” is that it’s written in a very understandable way which is similar to the one I was assigned to because it shows the reader all about the orders and the way architecture is while this book explains it in words. So, they aren’t the same on an optical level but the output of the information the reader gets is quite similar.
Because the book from Bruti (main book) is mainly based on pictures, it was rather difficult to search something in words. Despite that, I was then able to find another match in terms of the Corinthian order. The second book is called “British Architectural Theory 1540-1750”, an anthology of texts written by Caroline Van Eck. Like the first book that I mentioned, it is written in a very understandable way so readers without any knowledge of architecture can get a sneak peak of what was going on at the time. What caught my eye was an illustration (p.190) from “Vignola” which we also heard of in the lectures. Although I searched for the Corinthian orders, the columns that were shown in the picture are Tuscan, but the illustration looked extremely similar to the drawings in the book from Bruti which surprised me.
At the end of my research, I was impressed by the capability “Alice” has in terms of finding things based on a single word and I’m interested in finding out what she has to offer in the future.