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Inept presentation of superb photos
on 20 April 2001
Like all previous reviewers, I agree that the photos, and conception of this book are/is stunning. However the extra large size of reproduction of each image, only magnifies the finite or limited quality available from 35mm transparencies. The images would have been even better presented as a single image per page, rather than across two pages - appearing crisper, with better colour and easier to appreciate. That every single image is printed across the spine is APPALLING, unforgivably INEPT, and seriously detracts from the image and it's composition. Many images with a central focus or focal point are thus RUINED in reproduction, losing their power and beauty. I have other criticisms of the books design, such as the over elaborate caption arrangement, but overall, I feel that the 'designers' quest for the 'WOW' factor has produced a book of such weight and bulk as to be unreadable, and which is impossible to savour or enjoy..