The book Nouveau traite de toute l’architecture, ou l’art, bastir by Jean Louis de Cordemoy is written with one column per page and spaced evenly on both sides of the page. The header on every page notes the title “Nouveau traite d’architecture” and lets you know which part and chapter you are in. A new part of the book is always written in a big font and decorations. The headers and the new chapters have the same slightly bigger font than the rest of the text.
As mentioned before there are no images or illustrations accompanying the text throughout the book. However there are seven plans all together in the back of the book which one can unfold. They show very detailed drawings and plans of different pillars. The figures are numbered suggesting they are mentioned or explained more in detail throughout the text. Just in front of the foldout spreads there is a table of contents ranging from A to Z but they do not further mention the figures at the back. The images only appear at the end of the book so giving the text more importance.
The book serves as a guide and handbook for entrepreneurs and workers on building pillars and a dictionary for architectural terms.