At first, I reread my text where I have analyzed the contents of my assigned book, “Designs of Inigo Jones and others”. The book is filled with pictures and drawings of various architectural elements, such as chimneys, elevations of rooms, gardens, and temples. With this information in mind, I started to search the Xenotheka. With the help of the search tool Alice, I first typed in chimneys.
The first work that came up when I searched for ‘chimneys’ was “Spinoza, Complete Works”. In its description, the book seems to be about something more chemical. The author talks about Nitre, which he apparently burns, and it goes up in the chimneys.
When I typed in drawings, there are a lot of books about God. It is hard to find a direct relation to our book, because there are no words in “Designs of Inigo Jones and others.”.
At the time where Inigo Jones designed his pieces, religion was crucial to surviving in the harsh world.
Further on during my search, I found more books that contained drawings in a similar style as the drawings in my book. The time period seemed to align and there were a lot of similar elements, such as gardens, temples and columns.
The most interesting thing that occurred to me during this short research, is how unique “Designs of Inigo Jones and others” is. I rarely saw a book that was so full of designs and drawings and sketches, without any explanations, solely letting the pictures speak. It also made it harder to find similarities and books about the same topics, as it was hard for me to really make out a definite topic of my assigned book.