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Kindle edition in Black and White only,
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This review is from: Classical Art: From Greece to Rome (Oxford History of Art) (Paperback)
The Kindle edition of Beard and Henderson is a serious disappointment. One is paying the same as for the paper book, but with black and white illustrations only, and fairly low-resolution ones at that. This is a serious loss in a textbook of art. Perhaps users of b+w Kindle machines will not miss the colour, but those Kindle customers using colour devices - iPads or laptops - will be seriously disappointed. And I must say that no other Kindle book that I have whose paper original has colour illustrations has been given this black-and-white treatment. There is no mention that this Kindle edition is in black and white. I feel ripped off. Especially as the book itself is particularly good.
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2014 21:31:07 GMT
Isn't this space to leave a review and rate your opinion of the content of the book rather than griping on about Kindles?
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Last edited by the author on 14 Feb 2014 21:45:24 GMT
J. E. S. Leake says:
It is not a gripe about the Kindle, Pablo, but information about the Kindle edition of this particular book that is relevant to anyone considering buying this book as a Kindle edition. They deserve to know that the quality of the Kindle edition is greatly inferior to the paper edition. If you want my opinion on the book overall, I urge you to buy it - just not in Kindle form. I have amended my review to point out that not only are the illustrations black-and-white but relatively low resolution as well; one can often not clearly see the artwork.
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