The bulk of each entry is devoted to the consideration, in chronological succession
, of the artist's main works.
In part 1, the 14 medieval sites are presented in geographical order (from north to south) and not in chronological succession
, in the form of individual reports that follow a uniform scheme: introduction, natural setting (with location map), general plan of the remains, overview of the historic context, summary of the known archaeological and archival data, and finally spatial organisation.
As a countermovement, juxtapositions of individual works from different series also played fast and loose with chronological succession
, so as to make the cumulative effect less of a retrospective than of a single comprehensive composition in both space and time.
At first sight, the third step (chapters 5 to 9) suggests a classification of Near Eastern regions on the basis of a mixture of both environmental constraints and cultural responses, some subtitles ('Bronze Age', 'Post-Bronze Age') indicating that the presentation also respects a chronological succession