The book “Ein kunstrych Buoch von allerley Antiquiteten so zum Verstand der Fünff Seulen» written by Hans Blum contains three different types of pages: There are pages with only illustrations. Then there are pages with only text and no images, and at last there are pages that contain both text and illustrations. The text is either alongside the illustrations, giving explanations on how to understand the images, or there are pages where the text is either on top or underneath the illustrations. Each text page is made up of either one or two columns and each chapter starts off with a heading that is larger than the rest of the texts. I guess the text is written in a font of around 10-12 points. There is always a big margin surrounding the text.
As the title points out; the book should explain the five classical orders of architecture. Each of the orders is explained by a text and several impressive sketches of columns. The book can be divided in 7 chapters: The first chapter is an introduction. The following 4 chapters describe the Doric, Ionic, Corinthian and Composite order. The book consists of 45 pages and contains 22 precise sketches. Five sketches and a text are too long to fit a single page, so the author folded them like a Luparello.
The book contains several architectural drawings showing the different types of columns throughout history. The illustrations are scattered throughout the whole book, which gives the book some variety. The images are neither numbered nor referenced. The illustrations take up quite some importance in the book since they are always printed in a large style and sometimes even take up whole pages without any text. Throughout the whole book I would say that the illustrations and the text are in an equilibrium, taking up around the same amount of space.
The reading and use of the organization of text and images suggest that the book is a handbook that helps you understand the different types and styles of antique columns throughout history.