This is an enormous book and extremely good value. The reproductions are excellent, but I was disappointed that there was no explanation of the symbolism and the characters in the paintings. I have only recently become hooked on Spencer, having just visited Tate Britain. There are lots of esoteric words more related to the technique than the meaning.
There is a lot of biography which was useful and it does show the progress of his work.
It has inspired me to visit Burghclere and his gallery at Cookham.
I could write and essay explaining why I have rated this book as 5 star but it really breaks down to his... It is wonderful Disturbing, thought provoking and provides a wonderful reference of one of the true new british arists.