In the book is a broad collection about architecture sculpting and painting. There are multiple paragraph for each topic. Theres is always a paragraph describing a topic followed by an explanatory illustrations. The illustrations are page filling and have a table of contents next to it. The illustrations are copperplate engravings and are very detailed. The Topics range from columns order how to create a column and what tools you need. But not only columns are dealt with there are many topics more. It gives a detailed overview about the theory of architecture sculpting and painting.
At the beginning there is an introducing paragraph. The first topic dealt with is architecture followed by sculpting and finished with painting. At the end there’s a lexicon for most of the therms used in the book.
The Text has rarely sections. Each paragraph is a contiguously Text.
The book is approximately 20cm wide 28cm tall and 5cm thick. This is 8° or Super Octavo according to traditional standard.
The book contains 797 pages and 65 illustration.