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They weren't kidding when they said it was small,
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I know the write up describes this book as small, but just over 3 inch by 4 is a little too small for me. Yes you can fit it into your pocket to take out with you, but don't forget to pack a magnifying glass to read it as well.
I thought it was going to be bigger otherwise I wouldn't have bought it. Saying that, I love anything to do with Hazel Soan and think she is an amazing artist. I just think this book would have been better served in at least A5 size, then you wouldn't have to squint so much to read it.
The book does pack a good range of tips in it thought so it may be perfect for some people.
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Initial post: 27 Aug 2008 16:39:45 BDT
Mrs. S. J. Dove says:
Thanks for the dimensions of the book in your review. I certainly don't want to be using a magnifying glass!
In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2011 15:37:26 BDT
The print is small, yes. But there is a huge amount in the book; more than in many so-called "full size" books.
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 22:02:30 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Dec 2011 22:04:51 GMT
It's a shame the only three star review of this book is also listed as the 'most useful'. I know it sounds like a book this size wouldn't work, but clearly for a lot of people it is. My eyesight is awful and I found this book amazingly clear! It's not just a shrunken version of a big book, but formatted for the size which I find to be genuinely practical. It could have been a disaster, but instead it's limitations have made it direct, simple and accessible with the authors expert knowledge condensed into practical, usable and inspiring pages. My favourite watercolour book.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2013 00:00:40 GMT
I wholly agree with you!!!!!
When stuck and trying to cut through my big ideas, this book comes along with clarity and simplicity to make painting a joy.
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