Author: Susan Tyler Hitchock


Coffee Table Book Review: Spectacle

November 1, 2018 Uncategorized 12 ★★★★

Coffee Table Book Review: SpectacleTitle: National Geographic Spectacle: Rare and Astonishing Photographs
Author: National Geographic Society, Mark Thiessen, Susan Tyler Hitchock
Source: from publisher for review

I’m incredibly excited that the only book tour group I work with has started featuring books from National Geographic. Every one I’ve received, including this beautiful coffee table book, has been well constructed. This particular book has vivid prints on paper that feels of high quality. I’m impressed by the way the shape of the book has been made to accommodate pictures with many different aspect ratios. I felt a few of the widest pictures were done a disservice by the split caused by the spine of the book, but the vast majority of the pictures were showcased very well. The amount of text was perfect – one sentence describing each picture, plus the location. Each caption was easily associated with a picture without being intrusive. Read more »