1100 sub definitions for a total of over 3500 entries
and 1500 illustrations
Technical and artistic literature has a multiplicity of texts and even architecture and art dictionaries are numerous. But it is rare to have a guide, or better a handbook, that you can take with you when visiting a church, a temple or an archaeological site.
The objectives proposed in this manual are therefore that it should be pocket-sized (the format is reduced and the paper used reduces the thickness, even if the choice was made to use sufficiently large fonts to allow the text to be read easily “in the field”, sometimes in poor light conditions), complete (this is my hope since we tried to include most of the descriptive terms, excluding for reasons of space monographic entries on the architectural periods and artistic movements, as well as the biographies of the people involved), illustrated (the text is deliberately full of images to allow the entries to also be “visually” consulted, and with the main items inserted in “boxes”) and easily consultable (through the referencing present for almost all the items, shown in capital letters).