“Livre d architecture” written by Germain Boffrand, is a book about the principles of architecture and the plans and drawings of a few buildings in France and other countries. It consists of 218 pages in total, including 90 illustrations. It is divided in 23 different chapters such as:
Preface. A dissertation about the “bon goût” of architecture. Principles taken from the poetic art of Horace. An essay about three orders of architecture. Interior decoration and furnishing. A collection of floor plans, elevations and explanations of nine-teen different buildings (palaces, hotels, bridges etc.) in France itself and also other countries Closing words also to the king of France Louis XV
The size of the book is 460 mm x 185 mm x 60 mm It appears in a leather cover I think, and its written and printed on parchment. The illustrations, plans etc. are made as copper prints. looking at it, i thought that a few of the pages containing bigger plans were glued in afterwards. The illustrations are very exact and also really nice to look at.