I'm a semi-pro photog - started out as a hobbyist, went digital, did it for a part-time income, not it's a big chunk of my income. I mention this because there's one thing about the book that really struck a positive note with me. When the author started talking about lighting setups, he did not do what so many others have done. They use these high-end, way-out-of-reach lighting setups. Several $2000 monolights or a $15,000 pack/head setup. This book actually discusses products from Alien Bees and Paul Bluff - totally affordable units. He also touches on beauty dishes and ring-lights (two more important tools in your lighting arsenal) as well lighting modifiers. Even beginners can get a decent start with this book. Pros and semi-pros should get some new ideas and hints on how to simplify your lighting, especially out of the studio!
Most of the results are over-the-top for my taste, and are not what I would consider "Fashion photos" - more along the lines of "Art-House" photos. That said, this is a step by step instruction manual on duplicating these photos. I have several books on lighting - this is one of the clearest and easiest to follow. It's literally as simple as "Put light A here. Put light B here. Put your camera here. Put the model here. Use these settings. Shoot." Each photo has a "Perspective view" and a "Plan view." The plan view is an overhead illustration showing the placement of lights, model, backdrop, etc. The perspective view is similar, but more of a 3-D rendering to give a better depiction of the shoot.
What's really cool is that several of the shots use available or natural light - light from a fixture, window, etc. So if you don't have the lighting gear, you can still experiment with some of the shots - grab your camera, find a model, and go.
Each shot is from a different photographer, so you have 50 different styles and techniques. Every shot includes an introduction from the author and some commentary from the photographer, the plan view, perspective view, equipment list, camera settings, and what (if anything) was done in Photoshop to achieve any special effects.
The book will stretch your imagination and inspire you to try new things - shooting locations, for example. I love shooting in abandoned buildings - you can't beat the gritty feel, unusual background, etc. This book even has a shoot at an abandoned spa! I've never seen that in a photo/lighting book before. If you want some new ideas that won't clean out your wallet, this is the book for you.