My Book (#65) anderer Versuch seiner architect from Johann Rudolph Faesch
When I started to find something in Alice, I analyzed my book again. Because the book is full of drawings, illustrations and floorplans and I was not sure what to put in Alice’s brain. So first I tried the word “military architecture” because the illustrated buildings are all military related. But I was not possible to find a book that specific. Because of that I searched for other words further like floorplan, illustration, drawing, house shape, perspective drawing. And changed during this process the topic of conversation to military, architecture, buildings and illustration.
I came across many different books some of them were more modern books and some of them also very old ones. I came across the book: Koolhaas, Elements of Architecture a lot of times. I investigated this book, and I decided not to choose it because it was too general, and it was not specifically comparable to my book. So finally, I found two books which I think connects well with my book.
Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook:
It’s a book which brings together a wide range of sketches of art, architecture, and designs. It contains a lot of drawings and illustrations. It explores different aspects in architecture and how a sketchbook can let you explore your ideas. It’s an instrument to practice creativity and analyze the ideas.
I compare it with my book, because there the author also tries to use his sketches to demonstrate and illustrate an idea like Johann Faesch did in his book where he shows different buildings. And I think it’s very interesting how architects although the technology we have, it’s very advanced, we still use sketchbooks with pen and paper to illustrate our ideas. And I think these two books show this very good even though they were made nearly 300 years apart.
Mattie, Architectural Competitions 1792 1949
In this book you can see a big variation of different buildings and their architectural competition. It shows floor plans, ground plans, illustrations and also perspective drawings. In general I think it’s very interesting to see old famous buildings in their planning phase and how the competition went. For example it tells how many entries there were, what was the prize amount or also the construction costs. It’s like my book because it shows in its illustrations similar floor plans, ground plans and drawings. It gives an insight of the architecture designs through the time and the best ways to show the architecture of a building.
I watched through many books and it was an interesting insight to get to know them. But it was very difficult to find books which showed similar things like in our book. Especially I was happy to have found the book about architectural competitions because I was personally interested in this one.