Der Tempel Salomonis, is a Christoph Semler’s text about the temple of Salomonis it is accompanied by detailed illustrations and plans of the building. The text is written in justified print and normally fills a full page. Text indentations represent the start of a new paragraph and therefore a new concept or piece of information. At the top you can find the title of the chapter centered on the page as well as the number of the page either on the left hand side or the right hand side of the book dependent on which page you’re looking at. These are in the format of a header, therefore are separated from the main text by a line. The text is printed closer to the center of the page then the edge. Text is the standard size of books but is written in an ornate style fitting with the language, old German, of which it is written. The illustrations are compiled by a situation plan, which shows where the Temple of Salomonis can be found as well as a ground plan, a plan of the façade, an illustration how the inner space is structured, illustrations of the decorations and a situation plan of the temple itself. The illustrations fill a whole page, these are found throughout the book and are numbered and recorded in the Table of Contents. The text which is supported by the illustrations, which serve the reader for academic studies as well as a reference of the temple.
The difference between the book “The life of Lorenzo Bernini” (text file) and “Der Tempel Salomonis” is quite evidently. Were as the “Life of Lorenzo Bernini” by Domenico Bernini is a Biography with a great deal of text in English and only attached by a single illustration of Lorenzo Bernini itself, the other book shows beside the studies of the temple Salomonis several illustrations.