With the book assigned to me being “Compendio della Fortificatione” by Alberghetti, It was pretty clear to me that I needed to search for topics that imply the military. So the first few words I typed into alice were fortification, military and architecture, so that alice could link the topics to architecture. I was really surprised and astonished by the amount of results and good results the search engine found so I searched for other topics just to see if it works as good, and it did. In the end, I stuck with my first keywords. To my surprise, the first book that came up, “elements of architecture” by Rem Koolhaas, didn’t really seem to fit my themes at first, but it turns out that this book has such a broad amount of information in it that it’s also covering a lot of the historical aspects of architecture and military. Whilst the book assigned to me talks about different types of fortifications and military architecture in general, Koolhaas writes about the invention of the trace italienne fortification system and how corridors were really essential to the success of fortifications. He also writes about how different elements of architecture such as balconies were hardly influenced by military architecture. In general the book features a way bigger and way more theoretical range of knowledge compared to the one assigned to me and I feel like it is really interesting to see the different approaches on the same theme but with different intentions. The second book I chose to compare to mine is “Architecture Theory since 1968” by Hays, in which he writes about the power of architecture to show hierarchies and links it to the example of military architecture. He then also proceeds to write about the influence of Vitruvius and especially his book “education of the architect” on spreading knowledge of military architecture and the construction of military fortifications and machines, which is again a correlation to the chapter of offensive architecture from “Compendio della Fortificatione”.