The text is organised in one column, mostly being either a continuous block of text or an enumeration similar to a manifesto with carefully listed arguments. The font is basically the standard font used in print at that time, at least when it comes to what font one thinks of. The text size is quite small while the margins are medium to small sized.
The illustrations found in the book are mostly atmospheric drawings and sections of at that time important public buildings, such as churches, cathedrals and libraries, found at the beginning of a big section or occasionally at the beginning of a chapter. But apart from those other kinds of illustrations are atmospheric ornamental illustrations with a subtle spiritual feel to them as well as scenic, historical large-scale-architecture drawings (e.g. pyramids, traditional houses, etc.). In the appendix there are several plans, close up drawings and schematic illustrations of corners, pillars and other architectural elements .
Most of the images and illustrations presented in the book are found throughout the book at the beginning and the end of different sections. Other more detailed illustrations mentioned above are organised as foldout spreads collected in the appendix at the end of the book. Apart from the illustrations at the end of the book none of the others are numbered or further explained.
In general text clearly dominates. The illustrations rarely seem essential for the propositions found in the text. This heavily text based book suggests an academic use, as a textbook or reference book.