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The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: A disappointment
on 14 March 2013
I ordered this book on the same day that I ordered Motocourse 2012/13. Motocourse is acknowledged as the leader where photo standards are raised.. sadly "The Art of " does NOT follow this tradition.
To get access to these bikes is an achievement.. to then produce POOR photo's is an insult to the owners. The archive shots are fine, being historic. The studio shots are where it falls down.. they are either much too poorly lit, leading to areas of dense blackness or, it is as a result of the printing techniques used. Either way.. the photo's are simply NOT of a good enough quality at this price point.
I have other books that cover much of this subject and they are generally, considerably better. Better photographed, better lit, better produced. BETTER.!
Had I seen this in a bookshop, I would NOT have bought it.. perhaps if it had been remaindered, but not otherwise.
Not quality enough for the price. Very poor.