The book is divided in two parts. The first part consists of long paragraphs, which are assigned to certain topics. Each paragraph has its own heading, which describes the topic.
The second book part is divided in chapters. Each chapter starts with a big heading and consist of short paragraphs.
The text is written in a gothic font type. The line height is low, what makes the text hard to read. The margin on the outer side and the bottom is pretty high. Opposed it is low on the inner side.
The texts are accompanied by many detailed illustrations. Most of them are schematic drawings. Depicted are ground plans and views of buildings, as well as detailed drawings of building components.
Presentation of images
An image collection can be found at the end of each part of the book. Many of them occupy the full page, while smaller ones are organized in groups.
Numbering / Referencing of images
Every image-page has a reference number at the top (e.g. “TAB VII”) and a short description of its content. When there are multiple images on a page each one is referenced by a letter. If the image is about details within a big image these details / points are referenced by numbers. The drawings of the second part of the book also have a figure reference (e.g. “figure 23”).
Importance of images
The ratio is 2/3 text and 1/3 illustrations. The text seems to be the most important but the images shouldn’t be disregarded, as they help understanding.
Relation between text and images
The reading of the book is coherent with the regard of the images. They illustrate terms / typologies / important things which are explained in the text. So they make it possible to understand the certain topics faster and better.