I don't know why the reviews are so negative, this is one of the nicest produced books I've seen in some time. The paper and photo quality is excellent trough-out and the plastic dustcover a very classy and nice though. From what I understand this is an abridged version of a 700-1100 usd book with twice the page count, which is no longer for sale. I don't have that one so I bought this instead. For the price you can't go wrong, the photo's are beautiful and so is the lay-out. Highly recommended ! Thanks Taschen for a well done 'second' printing !!