I’ve had directly two different words that I thought of, which I needed to look up. The first word I looked up on Alice was “fortification”. The body I had chosen was Xenotheka. It gave me some nice quotes, which included the word I was looking for, but the themes of the books had nothing in common with the ones mine had. Except for one book: “Elements of Architecture” by Rem Koolhaas, where he analyzed “Burg Hochosterwitz” with its 14-door security system. He does not only show pictures of the door-system of the fortification, but he also explains the different types of gates and the use of the towers above and what can be done with them.
I’ve chosen this book because I think the pages about the fortification and it’s defensive use against enemies explains a lot about the main point of the fortification. The second reason is because as the name of the book suggests, it has a similar style as the book I had, because it is a collection of different elements/topics.
The second word I looked up was “military”, which I thought would be a good term. But the results were not satisfying my needs. It was a too broad term, which did not inform me more about the topic I wanted.
The next word I looked up was “military collection”, which led me to the book “A History of Architectural Theory from Vitruvius to the Present” by Hanno-Walter Kruft. There is a whole chapter dedicated to the topic of fortifications, where he does not only speak about Vitruvius and his connection to fortifications, but he also mentions a lot of other known people, which have written about this topic as well. There are a lot of quotes from the before mentioned authors, with which Kruft demonstrates different aspects and functions of the fortification.