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2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly Disappointing, January 31, 2011
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This review is from: Colin Cowie Wedding Chic: 1,001 Ideas for Every Moment of Your Celebration (Hardcover)
One of the great joys found perusing books such as this - is devouring the fabulous photographs. The lushness of the initial photographic impression draws the reader into the detail of the design - which then leads one to the descriptive text. It is this sequence that channels and transforms top-designer ideas into ones adapted to the reader's life. That process is a difficult challenge with this volume.

My criticism of this book has virtually nothing to do with the content; it's the presentation. The very size of the book is not consistent with most in this genre. It's small. That, in and of itself, could be fine if executed correctly. But most of the photographs are small - many of them not much larger than thumbnails on a page. This reader found it impossible to discern any detail in many of the smaller photographs. Even reading the accompanying text, then trying to find the detail it described in the picture, was often just not possible. Rather than inspiration, there was just frustration.

With so many books of this kind on the market, the reader doesn't have to settle for skimpy presentation. The publisher could have done better.
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