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A flawed masterpiece
on February 8, 2012
Magnum Contact Sheets is truly a masterpiece in terms of content.
The reproductions of the photographs in this book are of outstanding quality. This is an iconic book that will be highly sought after in the future. I would expect prices to skyrocket once it is out of print.
In my opinion, this is a book that every serious photographer, student of photography and connoisseur of fine photography books should own.
And now for the bad news: Due to a combination of marginal binding strength by Thames & Hudson and improper packing for shipment by Amazon, I had to return the book repeatedly to get an undamaged and/or non-defective copy. When copy #4 arrived, I at long last had an acceptable copy of this outstanding book. There are two threads on this book and the trials and tribulations associated with it at L-Camera-Forum (Google it).
I would rate the book at five stars (or an "A") for content and quality of photographic reproduction. However, in terms of the binding I would have to rate it at two stars (or a "D").
It is truly unfortunate that the marginal binding has flawed an iconic book that is in all other ways a masterpiece.