if these pictures don’t show you why you need this book, there’s no hope for you.
and yeah, yeah, yeah, this isn’t goodpictures.com and we’re all of us first and foremost readers here and we love a good story more than anything else, but sometimes pictures printed in startlingly vivid color
on heavy-stock paper
in which the illustrations are seemingly bursting out of the confines of the page
all sewn between two pleasantly soft clothbound boards
can make words take a backseat for a little while. even for creatures such as we.
the words don’t make up a bad story, it’s just a bit meandering and lackluster and can be summed up as, “oh, there it is.”
but if you’re reading this book for the articles, you’re doing it wrong. this is one of those books you appreciate because it is a beautiful object, one that you will take down and admire when you just need the comfort of something pretty in front of your eyes.
and i can personally attest to the fact that it makes a wonderful gift! one i will revisit and flip through way more than, say, Don Quixote.
winner of that argument = me.