It was rather difficult to come up with different topics to search on Alice, as I still couldn’t find out a lot about „Paradossi per pratticare la prospettiva senza saperla“. I still think one part of my book is about geometry and the other one about drawing perspectives using geometry. So I chose the two words „geometry“ and „perspective“
With the „brain“ of Xenotheka I got quite a few results so I was quite thrilled to see what the others would show. I was disappointed to realize, that the results of the other „brains“ didn’t show what I tried to find at all. Probably because my book is non-fiction or even a kind of textbook to study. So I chose to look at the different books from Xenotheka.
I tried some different texts with the respective topic. Sometimes there were more than a thousand, sometimes around one hundred, sometimes a handful and sometimes as well no results. I felt, that a lot of the books were books about philosophy and I didn’t really understand why a philosophical book would come with the topic „perspective“ and the text“how to draw a perspective“. But anyways, I still found some books that were the way I was looking for.
2. Book selection
I chose the following two books:
First I chose „The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries“ by Robin Evans, published in the year 1995. Evans writes in his book about how to use geometry to draw architectural. He says, that architects don’t produce geometry but consume it. This has a lot to do with „Paradossi per pratticare la prospettiva senza saperla“ as half of the book is about learning geometry. Not about learning architecture and produce geometry, but just learning geometry. Evans also writes about projections an why they are important. In my book, you learn how to draw perspectives which was essential if you wanted to project something somewhere.
The second book I chose, „Sebastiano Serlio on Architecture Volume 1“ by Sebastiano Serlio himself, published in 1584. He writes a lot in this book that have nothing to do with „Paradossi per pratticare la prospettiva senza saperla“, but he starts it off by writing about the rules of geometry and perspective. I suppose Serlio sums the important parts up which are as well written in Guilio Triole’s book.