First I tried it with the title of my book, i.e. civil architecture. For this I use the topic build.
Fortunately, I came across a book by David Le Roy called The Riuns of the most beautiful Monuments of Greece. This book was first published around 1758, which happens to be around the same time as my friend Universae Architecturae Civilis Elementa by Rieger. The book is about the wonder of classical Greek architecture and its rise and history from Egypt to Europe. I find the connection to my book in the beautiful illustrations and drawings that appear throughout the book. I was also able to browse through the table of contents in a more recent version from 2004 and found similar chapter titles, such as “Theory of Architecture.
- The Riuns of the most beautiful Monuments of Greece – David Le Roy
I tried the topic “architecture” and rules. However, I did not find anything that matched. Alice showed me books that not only referred to architecture, but also to art. Although these influence each other, I felt that they were not suitable for my book. I began a search to find out which era had been influential in Vienna in the 18th century. The answer to my question was Barroque.
Now I decided to continue using “architecture” as the topic, but included “baroque” to “rules”.
First, Alice showed me the book by Leatherbarrow and Eisenschmidt, “Twentieth Century Architecture”. The book is about 20th century architecture.Although this is not exactly the time of my book, he refers back to the geometric rules and mathematics of the baroque (“But mathematics, geometry, and rules of ordering (algorithms) have always been central to architecture, and the experimental search for non standard geometries has existed since at least the baroque.”). On the rules, which could possibly also be in my book.
- Twentieth Century Architecture – David Leatherbarrow & Alexander Eisenschmidt