First of all, I reread my text of the task Argument and highlighted the most meaningful passages and words, so that I have a good overview of my text. The number of words that underline the content of the book has turned out to be rather small compared to the text length. This is due to the fact that in my argument text I have also gone into more detail about the nature of the book and the history of the author. I have highlighted the following words: fine ink drawings, detail in the drawings, building manual, construction managers, architect, ancient architecture in Rome, most accurate record of ancient Rome, Académie Royale in Paris, differences between the Vitruvian theory and the actual remains, the inaccuracies of the measurements, monuments, Roman temples, triumphal arches, monuments, amphitheaters, baths and public buildings in Rome. The order of the words is not sorted by any characteristic but listed in the order in which they appear in the text. On Ask Alice, I selected Architecture Library as Alice’s Brain and first of all entered the word I feel is most meaningful to the book “ancient architecture in Rome” into Alice and asked her about it. Architecture Library seemed most plausible to me in the context of the book’s theme. Brains: Xenotheka and Alice_ch3n81 Library also seemed plausible to me.
The results of my research are less accurate than I expected. In fact, there appear to be many books that very incoherently pick up on individual words in my search, but either come from very different subject areas or simply contain the word incoherently in a passage. Therefore, I find it rather difficult to find a book similar to the one from my assignment. I tried the Find and Explore functions with the keywords. I eventually found the books “Mallgrave, Modern Architectural Theory” and “Kruft, A History of Architectural Theory” which, without mentioning it in the search, writes about my book and its author “Desgodets’ Les edifices de Rome” and takes up certain aspects of the book. The measurement of the Principal roman monument, for example, using the search keyword “historical monuments in Rome” with the topic of conversation “architecture”.