The tile of the book « Architectura et perspectiva des fortifications & artifice » provides information that this book is about the perspective and architecture of buildings. Therefore, it includes perspective drawings of buildings which will be discussed. However, there is no information in the title about the urban planning, which is addresses in the book.
The author of « Architektura et Perspectivades fortifications & artifice » is named Jaques Perret. He taught mathematics and geometric at a college. Mathematics and geometry gave him a good background knowledge for architecture. In addition, his training as a military engineer strengthened his knowledge. Jacques Perret belonged to the Huguenot’s, that’s why he wanted to create buildings oriented to his religion. That is why there are also temple buildings in the book.
In the book one can find different illustrations of buildings, cities, and other illustrations. The buildings are huge residential complexes but also Huguenot temples. In the complexes should be inhabited by several people. These large buildings, which are premonition of the ‘modern skyscraper’, are a high-rise structures with up to eleven stories. There are also pictures of other things included for example a boat and protective armor. The author uses the illustrations to realize his ideas, and with the text he reinforces them. The book has a normal size. However, it contains plates and folding plates. These are long pages that can be unfolded, which is unusual for a book. On the boards are Jaques Perret’s illustrations. This way he can show his buildings on one page with a floor plan, a perspective drawing, and a perspective section.