The title of the book is the Grecian Order of Architecture. As the title already explains, the book is about the different aspects and the variety of the Grecian Order. The book is dedicated to James Stuart, who according to the author was the first to explore the ruins of Athens and to share them with the world. The book is divided in the explanation of the several ornamental plates and public and private edifices. The first part is the theoretical part concerning the orders from the definition to Cornices, meanwhile the second part surrenders how the orders are applied to public and private buildings and the authors thoughts on it. The list of contents is separated in twelve chapters. Nine belong to the first and three belong to the second part. There is a lot of images mainly at the end of the book, to describe the written text. Many of them contain the Greek orders but there are also some with Greek statues, edifices and buildings associated plans. The book is rather big and thick. It represents the importance of the Greek orders that up to this day influence the architecture a lot. It is also one of the most important aspects of the ancient architecture. Stephen Riou wrote the book in 1768. He was an English architect of Huguenot origin. Riou was participant in the royal exchange competition and presented his designs at the free society of artists. He wanted to systemize the Grecian orders from the antiquities of Athens and illustrate them with his drawings. For the reader it makes the Grecian order of architecture a lot more accessible.