The work La Théorie et la Pratique de la Coupe des Pierres by Amédée-François Frézier was the common text on the subject of ‘cutting stone’ which highlighted the principles of three-dimensional geometry. Complicated intersections are illustrated between forms such as cones and spheres. Additional, Frézier researches building problems, and does an analysis of complex vaults. In this book Frézier applies the theories of architecture to practical engineering
In the second of the three volumes he describes his knowledge mostly with words. Only few drawings can be found approximately every 50 pages. In the online version are no pictures included. The book has a total of 10 chapters and each of them is built-up by up to 40 sections. It has a total of 532 pages. Because the online version has no pictures, as I mentioned, I’m not able to give the correct number of pictures which are included in the second volume.
It’s rapped in a book cover made out of brown leather and its dimensions are 250 mm in the width, 200 mm in the breadth, 55 mm in the height and it weighs 1632 g. According to the traditional standard format the books size is classified as ‘Crown Octavo’.