„L’architetto prattico“, a book by Giovanni Biagio Amico, contains on one hand continuous texts and on the other hand illustrations. Both of them are equally important because the texts are explanations for the following illustrations. The book is structured in different chapters in which Giovanni Biagio Amico introduces, in a text, different subjects of architectural knowledge for example different kinds of columns, how to measure circles, tools etc. Then the images which are referring to the text follow. Every part of the text is also illustrated in images. Thereby he gives us some very specific knowledge about architecture on the basis of short texts and illustrations. This edition is comparable to a textbook and can be used for academic studies. Almost half of the book is filled with detailed drawings and normally they take up whole pages. An upcoming motive in almost every illustration is the human angel. They are the active part putting the explanations from the text into practice.
The text is structured in a wide column almost filling the whole width of the page. Just a small margin surrounds the text at the left and right side. What is also notable are the sums of different chapters. There are a lot of small subchapters and as a result of it the book has lots of headings and paragraphs. There are various types of font sizes. We differentiate between the two, the italic and the normal font. And the type- size is changing a lot from very small to big.