As well as being a visual feast, this book is really well put together. The little sentences that under line most images really frame the work perfectly. It isn’t terribly detailed but its a fascinating introduction to a country I have never been to before. The book is aimed mainly at children, evidence for this is that when I bought this book it was located in the 'children’s books’ section of Waterstones. The images would certainly resonate with children, however the text I thin might fly by most children, and I am assuming is mainly for the adults reading it. The book was first published in 1965 so can certainly be considered a classic by now. It does its job really well which is believe is to make a far off land seem interesting enough to make the viewer want to visit. I think it has aged really well and is certainly still something I would read to a child.
I really like the feel the off white paper has, I have taken the book to Steve to try an analyse what paper stock and production methods were used so the hope of replicating these. I don’t believe this has much impact with the Global audience but in terms of production quality I love it.