If you are a fan of porcelain ware and collectibles, this book is a must. It contains a considerable amount of text spread throughout the entire length of the book, balance with an equal amount of full page photos of breathtaking vases. The colors are well produced, and the details of each vase are captured. When I look at the intricate details on these vases, and I look at the vases being produced in modern times (think Franz, etc., etc.), it really puts the ability of early craftsmen into perspective- as it does anytime you visit a museum and you see a quality piece that has been done entirely by hand.