The pieces that go crazy for the Corners, Lonian, Corinthian, Compofite, are called Modillons. It is like a Raven, or a deviant Confole, which seems to fool the Tearful, & which indeed is only ornamental. They are mainly sharpened to the Corinthian order, where they are carved with coils: they are made in the shape of an inverted S & attached to the bottom of the cornice. They annoy the intervals of the rofes that are usually pruned there. Modillons en Confole are called those who have less bankruptness than height, and whose bottom winding, in the form of a confole, bead over the moldings of the cornice, and finish the crack. Leaded modillions, being at an angle, do not square with the creeping ledge of a Fronton, as is usually done. Modillions rampans | make those who are not squaring square with the level ledge of an Entablature, but at least with the two ramPantes of a Fronton. The Modillions against [en represent the large winding head-on. It is called aufMurule, & comes from the Mutulus, or from the Italian Aodiglioni»
The book primarily preoccupies with the usage of the use of fortification and infrastructure for military use in the infantry and navy. Moreover, it puts a great emphasis on the shape and geometry of defensive infrastructure. The book starts with the ancient history of fortification in Greece, by telling anecdotes of their roles in the wars (e.g. Trojan war). While talking about that, they explain the implementation of Vitruvius theory in praxis. After that the book goes in a Description of the important infrastructure, that was talked about earlier. Interesting is that in this part the formation of the text is more like a list then a text with bullet points. All these descriptions are then referred in the back of the book, where their explained with the equivalent graphic. So does the book repeat itself: First the history lesson, then the theory and in the end the description and implementation. As said the graphics are collected at the back of the book with numbers referring them to the right passages. The graphics are structured from broad construction, just showing the necessary parts to going deep into details, e.g. the decoration of a pillar. The whole book is based on the discovery’s and inventions of the ancient Greeks and Romans in civil architecture. The audience that the book hopes to achieve, are military officers. It should teach them the history of the infrastructure in warfare and their strengths and weaknesses during different situations. It was with high chances implemented at a military academy. Like I said in earlier texts the numeration of the pages is not done like today with number but rather with letters followed by a number. The text is formatted like a typical text with the first letter of the chapter capitalized while the rest is written in a standard format.