"It is important to notice that the analytique as graphic analysis of details had its development in a period when architects did not have to prepare working drawings showing the construction of the details. The drawings carried few if any details and dimensions. The designer could be almost entirely dependent on his craftsmen. Builders had no need for drawings to show details whose execution was a matter of common knowledge. Construction of details was parceled out among the various tradesmen, who supplied the necessary knowledge for making them. The same craftsmen who furnished the information for the Diderot and D'Alambert Encyclopédie were able to construct the drawing with the exact eye of the artist, and the analytique was simply the source for the understanding of the ordering of a single detail in the overall composition." (Frascari, p. 24-26).
Boitte: Propylées, Athénes