Scamozzi’s book “Tutte l`opere d`architettura di Sebastiano Serlio bolognese: dove si trattano in disegno quelle cose che sono più necessarie all`architetto, et hora di nuovo aggiunto, oltre il libro delle porte, gran numero di case private nella città et in villa, et un indice copiossimo raccolto per via di considerazioni da m. Gio. Domenico. Scamozzi”
is mostly organized in paragraphs, each of which relates to a specific drawing. Usually, the text is set right next to an image, so it can be compared simultaneously. This is important, since the text is kind of an explanation of the illustrations. Due to this, the text appears in the form of columns which variate a lot in their length and width.
In contrast to these columns, there are larger introduction parts to new chapters, which are written on the entire width of the page, while other paragraphs are sharpened into a triangular form by shortening the lengths of the lines and centering them to the middle.
Another notable part of this book is the large list of keywords in its beginning, wich is organized in two columns and extends over 47 pages. It is followed by a short correction index, before it leads to the start of the first chapter.
The drawings however are set over a wide range, starting with the sketch of a simple line and ending witch a bunch of complex perspective views, completed with a strong devotion to detail. The size of the drawings changes trought the book: the more complex they get, the larger they become. It goes from up to four pictures per page down to only one, wich fills the whole side`s space and dosen`t even leave room for the respective explanation. Furthermore, each new chapter is introduced with a very well-drawn and carefully featured cover page, wich often shows a woman (Architectura) in between two columns surrounded by anglels and other people with architectual attributes.