Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant but limited, 5 Jun 2013
This review is from: Treen and Earthenware: A Collector's Guide (Midas collectors' library) (Hardcover)
This would be a much better book if the author had devoted it entirely to treen. Anne Forty clearly knows her stuff when it comes to small wooden items, and the book can, to a ceratin extent, be used as a reference and an idea of what there is available to collect. However, the line drawings (there are very few photos) are not really as good as they might be and much of the relevant information is, quite unnecessarily, given well away from the illustration concerned.

In a book of only 128 pages Forty devotes 39 to earthenware, with little text and some not-very-helpful line drawings and photos. This is rather like trying to convey the history of the world in a 15-minute radio programme. Earthenware is a vast field of collecting, and even limiting the range to functional kitchen earthenware, as Forty does, would merit a huge book full of pictures. A skate through a few factories in a wholly inadequate "Dictionary of Potteries" is a strange effort, leaving most of everything out then giving esoteric snippets on the biographies of a few potters. What can the author have been thinking of?

I cannot honestly recommend this book to prospective purchasers as, despite the modest amount of useful information on treen, I fear most would find it very irritating.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

2.0 out of 5 stars (1 customer review)
5 star:    (0)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: £1.97
Add to wishlist
Reviewer

Peasant
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)   

Location: Deepest England

Top Reviewer Ranking: 141