The text is divided into different chapters. Each chapter begins with a large heading. The first letter of the chapter is oversized. This is followed by a continuous text without sections.
The book consists of pure text.
As I understand it, the first few chapters are from different authors. Then the table of contents follows. Only then does the main part of the historical summary by Johannis Caimpini come. This is where the chapter count begins; the main part contains 59 chapters in total. Again, this is a continuous text, which is only divided into chapters and begins with an oversized first letter. Some of the individual chapters are in subchapters, which in turn begin with an oversized first letter. The writing is usually kept small, sometimes it has slanted or capital letters. There are also one or two asterisks, i.e. added items.
The last two chapters are described as “Parergon”, which is an ancient greek philosophical concept defined as a supplementary issue. It is also referred to as “embellishment” or extra. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parergon)
The main part is followed by the index, which occupies 31 pages. Subsequently, works are briefly mentioned that have not yet been completed.
The pictures follow at the end of the book and are numbered but not listed in a table of contents. There are 36 images. These are sketches, perspective drawings and floor plans. There are also a few religious drawings. The pictures take up about 1/5 of the book.
The organization of text and images suggests that the book is read as a handbook as a reference for architectural history. The vivid images help with understanding and also show the close connection with religion in history.