The book «Rural Architecture in the Chinese Taste” by William Halfpenny is divided into four parts. Every part of the book has more or less the same structure. There is an overview at the beginning of every part that informs us what this chapter or part of the book is about. Important topics are being written in bigger font sizes than less important, descriptional parts of the overview. In two of the four parts of the book there is a preface following the overview. “PREFACE” and the first letter of the preface are always written in capital letters. After that there is some text about the different Plates which will be shown later. This text is structured into small one or two sentence long paragraphs. These paragraphs are numbered with roman numerals and labeled with “plate xy”. The biggest and most important part of the book are the full-page illustrations. These are centered into the page and there is just one illustration per page. There is also a scale in the drawings, showing the real dimensions of the illustrated architectural drawings. The drawings are numbered as “plates xy” with arabic numerals. The organization of the text and the images suggest that the use of this book could be handbook like.