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Paris From Above Hardcover – October 16, 2010
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However, I felt that Jack's references to the book's size/length ("short book...not big....all too short") might unduly discourage potential buyers. This is a magnificent book, over-sized, with many double-paged, marginless photographs. The page count, 183, is not great but this is not a "small" book. It comes in on my postal scale at 3 1/2 pounds! I could easily see this book priced at $... As long as Amazon continues to offer it at $..., it is aa terrific value.
An extra feature of this book that I particularly enjoy is the color, satellite image on the endsheets (front and rear). This is a great image for keeping yourself oriented. I give it an enthusiastic five stars, both in absolute terms, and in acknowledgement of what seems to me an excellent value.
A small approximately 5" X 10" 78 pp hardcover edition at half the price of a larger(more pages and larger size) more expensive hardcover version.
I know, I bought the larger more expensive version after buying the smaller version, I knew I had to have the larger one.
With the 3 stars it seems I am being critical but it is a reflection of the editing rather than the photography.
This somewhat smaller (in physical size; page number is identical) than the original edition. It is close to A4 size in landscape format and so is not "small" and I find the size to be perfectly adequate. The photography is of the expected high quality and reproduction is fine (the "cheaper" edition is presumably entirely about size rather than quality of print or paper etc). It is published by Editions du Chene/Hachette Livre and is printed in Italy.
The imperfections relate to the formatting. For those only interested in a coffee-table book with pretty pictures and don't care much about the content, then they won't be bothered about my concerns.
First, I have a gripe with many similar books when the information (caption) to each photo is not on the same page (or opposing page). Instead captions are grouped together approximately every ten pages, ie. with 8-10 captions together. That is marginally better than the even worse/dumber habit of some modern books of putting them all together at the end of the book! Worse, the location of the captions is not consistent--in some cases it is before the group of photos they describe, sometimes after, and in at least one case, both! It shouldn't be a chore to read about the photo. I suppose this is justified on the dubious argument that captions within the photos themselves would compromise the integrity of the photo. But I would prefer that or to have the photos slightly smaller on the page with the caption adjacent on the same page.Read more ›
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