I have chosen the following themes in my book “*lo inganno degli occhi*” written in 1625 by Pietro Accolti.

*Perspective*

*Geometry*

*Theories*

*Architecture*

*Representation*

*Drawings*

*Painters*

*Evolution*

*Critics*

To find some related books I have used these “*Alice’s brains*“:

- Architecture’s library
- Xenotheka’s library.

After my researches, I chose two books, “*This thing called Theory”* written by Teresa Stoppani, 2016, and *“The Autopoiesis of Architecture Vol2” written by *Patrik Schumacher, 2012.

First of all, both of them are modern books (2012, 2016) unlike our book by Pietro Accolti (1625). This difference of time changes enormously the way of seeing architecture, which has evolved a lot since Pietro Accolti.

Teresa Stoppani’s book examines the role of the theories of the time and how theories are put into practice in modern architecture. She also shows that the field of architecture is a particularly open one and that it is linked to many themes in society: sociology, philosophy for example. This book is written in the form of contemporary critiques of architecture, offering a new vision of the architectural profession. The difference between “*lo inganno degli occhi*” and “*This thing called Theory”* is that Teresa’s book is based more on contemporary critiques of theories from Pietro Accolti’s time.

Patrik Schumacher’s book is the second volume of a treatise on architecture. Concepts, methods, and values are themes that constitute the first volume of this treatise. The second volume, which I have chosen, continues the analysis of these themes and the architectural profession. There are in this work, some normative moments or descriptive moments. This gives the book a rhythm, which is different from Accolti’s book, which is more theoretical and therefore more descriptive.

To conclude, the difference between the two books I have chosen is that, the first one is more critical, Teresa Stoppani’s book, and the second one Patrik Schumacher’s book, is more theoretical.

Aurane Aline Coppey, 20-822-631