The book „Variae architecturae formae“ from Hans Vredeman de Vries is a 107 page long book with a plate in every second page. It show various architectural buildings and situation of wich we can imagine as if we would look at it nowadays. Most of the pages are empty due to the technique of printing the picture plates, so that we can look at 59 plates.
The books size is about 24 cm x 30 cm x 2cm, it handles quite good but you can feel the pages lightness. The picture plates size is approximately 20cm x 26cm. Most of the pages are in landscape format except for a few that are located to the end, they show the architectural site in portrait format .The views of building interiors, courtyards, and city streets with canals are placed within oval frames that are set in rectangles, the corners of which are filled with ornament. The representations of corridors in buildings, streets, canals, squares and separate palaces are mostly bird’s-eye views, and as opposed to those in plates 1-20, most include human figures. The only words written are in latin