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minimal illustrations, but good information,
This review is from: Paleoimagery: The Evolution of Dinosaurs in Art (Hardcover)
I was slightly disappointed in this book. I knew the images would be black & white, but I didn't realize they would be of such poor quality. Most of the images are too dark and muddy to get a sense of what's going on. They look like bad photocopies. The paper is of a pulp quality which just adds to the problems of reproduction. However, there is a lot of good information in this book. The articles and essays in it go into great detail about certain artists and their lives. Much of this information I have not come across anywhere else. The text refers to many examples of artwork and has extensive footnotes, but sadly, does not include even half of the artwork it talks about. I was under the impression that this was going to be a very good history of Dinosaur artwork over the past hundred years or more, but instead it contains disorganized tidbits of information.
It is a good book overall but not what I would have expected out of a 75$ pricetag.