Overall, the text in the book “architettura civile” from Guarini Guarino is composed uniformly. The text is placed in the middle of the page, touching the inner edge of the book, leaving a margin on three edges of the book.
The font type is uniformed whereas the size of the font is changing throughout the work, depending on title, subtitle and text. The beginning letters of a paragraph are written with larger fonts, some among them are decorated as well.
The page number is placed on the top, on the right or left side of the title or subtitle.
Occasionally, there are some notes on the left/right side of the paragraphs (e.g. Fig. 1) revering to illustrations which are situated at the end of the book. Therefore we can assume, that illustrations are of great importance. They serve for a better understanding of the text.
Between each paragraph there is a margin left to begin with a new title, subtitle or paragraph.
Notably, there are some empty pages which can be found at the beginning and at the end of the wok.
Illustrations are depicted at the end of the book, covering 1/3 of the whole work.
All the illustrations are marked with a link that revers back to its current paragraph in the previous part of the book.
A wide variety of illustrations depict technical drawings such as views, sections and ground-plans, geometrical forms and structures
The collections begins with a depiction of Guarini Guarino himself, going on with geometrical structures, stair cases and their allocations in a room, different types of columns (which are depicted very detailed), capitals, portals, facades, construction of roof and so on.