Seriously, how did this book get published? It features some b&w pictures of textures, and I bought it because in the review it said that all artists need this book. I have the ability to find artistic inspiration in a variety of images where other people don't see anything inspiring. However, I am not excited or inspired by this book at all. My main complaints: not enough examples, some color pictures would enhance the offering, really random choice of textures. Please don't waste your money, if you're looking for some inspiring close up's of forms or textures here's some of my favorites: "One Hundred Seashells" by Harold Feinstein, "Geometric Patterns" by the Peplin Press, "Fashion in Colors" by the Cooper Hewitt,"Searchings: Secret Landscapes of Flowers, Volume II" by Barbara Bordnick, "Earth from Above, Third Edition" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, "Super Vision: A New View of Nature" by Ivan Amato, "Andy Goldsworthy: A Collaboration with Nature (Hardcover)" by Andy Goldsworthy.