Post by kelpzoidzl
The book is wonderful. My only criticism would be the flat finish of the photos. I would prefer glossy, sharper photos.
There's a lot of photos I've never seen, like the alien life form concepts (the dotted body suit on a dotted background is prescient of modern CG motion capture).
I don't know if the original Taschen deluxe edition used coated (gloss) paper or not. Like their 'Napoleon' econo edition, you get a lot for the price, using heavy paper stock and all the foldouts intact from the deluxe edition.
My only complaint is that the monolith slab format looks great conceptually, but it makes for unwieldy reading. There's plenty of gutter width for the text pages, but some photo spreads have way too much gutter loss. Since it's so inexpensive, I'm tempted to buy another copy and unbind it. The vertical slipcase would keep the loose pages together, like a 2001:aso poster book.
It's a stunning book. Bravo to Bizony.