Robin Benson

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I've been retired for a few years from a career in magazine publishing as an Art Director so many of my reviews are for books dealing with visual culture. I've spent years handling images and type on the page so I'm naturally interested in book design and how well they work for the reader (we buy them after all) and my reviews will usually have some comments on the quality of design, photos, grap… Mehr dazu

My Listmania collection will give you a good idea of my interests.

I have a passion for books with about 1500 on my shelves covering Streamline design, FSA photos of the Depression, Art Deco architecture, contemporary Americana photography, forties… Mehr dazu


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Water von Edward Burtynsky
Water von Edward Burtynsky
5.0 von 5 Sternen Liquid through the lens, 10. September 2014
This is the second liquid book from Burtynsky following on from his stunning photo survey of the oil industry published by Steidl in 2009. Both books are the same landscape shape and about the same number of pages. While 'Oil' used photos shot at ground level and just above, 'Water' required a bird's-perspective from a plane to capture the scale of the subject. The book's photos were taken over four yeas and Burtynsky makes an interesting point in his preface: the introduction of high-quality digital camera equipment allowed him to make crisp, sharp images from a moving aircraft, something that wasn't easily done with older analogue film.

Despite oil and water both being… Mehr dazu
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design von Zürich Museum für Gestaltung
100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design von Zürich Museum für Gestaltung
5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellence is normal, 5. September 2014
An excellent overview of Swiss graphic creativity. For such a small country and I read in the text that because of the mountains only about three-quarters of the land is habitable, so even more remarkable that in the last few decades the country exported and became famous for the 'Swiss Style'.

What I liked about the book was the comprehensive coverage and I think it's worth listing the Contents: Poster; Typo-graphics; Photo-graphics; Swiss style; Signs & symbols; Corporate design; Adverting; Public affairs; Type; Editorial design. Within each of these chapters, with essays and illustrations, there are some surprises, for example 'Signs & symbols' has sections on map making,… Mehr dazu
DSC-W830 Camera Purple 20.1MP 8xZoom 2.7LCD 720p 2&hellip von Sony
For a basic snap camera the W830 is fine. Lots of tech features for various shooting modes but within rather limited shooting options and I think this what the majority of buyers for this type of camera want also I think the compact size is a strong selling point.

Outside on a bright sunny day it works perfectly and the zoom delivers good results. Movies and sound, for very basic shooting, are reasonable. The panorama option I thought was really rather superficial, far too short at a few seconds to do anything creative though maybe useful if you wanted to shoot a room interior or line of people. Nice of Sony to replace the rather ungainly zoom lever on the WX80 with a much… Mehr dazu

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