The book „Manière de bastir pour toutes sortes de personnes“ by Pierre Le Muet contains less than 150 pages and is divided into two parts. The two parts are separated from each other by an elaborately designed title page. The first part of the book consists of texts, which are supplemented by a lot pictures. The texts are not coherent, they all deal with their own topic. They differ slightly in length, but are usually no longer than one page. Each text is divided into title, subtitle and paragraph, whereby the title is clearly recognizable, since it is depicted with a clearly larger font. The rest of the written part is shown in a rather small font, which can not be called modern but is still legible today. It is interesting that none of the texts is divided into sections, but every article was written in one column. Both, texts and images on each page are framed and do not fill the whole sheet.
The author has attached great importance to pictures. This can be seen especially in the second part of the book, which practically consists only of illustrations. The images are all architectural drawings such as views, cuts and floor plans. More rarely, details such as for example wooden roof constructions or entrance gates are shown. The images are depicted as big as the written part, they usually fill one page, sometimes two. There are even views and floor plans that were displayed so large that the pages had to be extended with foldout spreads. The illustrations are not numbered, but some of them are lettered with some informations about what is shown.
The title, the large number of pictures and the organization of „Manière de bastir pour toutes sortes des personnes“ suggest that the book can be read as a handbook, which contains explanations and instructions based on already existing buildings.