This is a well-designed series that’s established itself with other subjects and which offers an easy reference to a variety of techniques and a spiral binding that lays flat so that you can keep it open while both your hands are otherwise occupied.
All the other volumes in the series have gone down well and I have no reason to suppose that this on won’t as well. The illustrations are copious and clear and that it’s always apparent both what you’re looking at and what the accompanying text refers to. I suspect that the appeal is going to be to the beginner or to someone who’s just developing their skills rather than the more experienced practitioner and, if that person needs a handy reference manual, then this is undoubtedly it. The editors’ track record on other subjects bodes well and I’d say it’s definitely one to consider.
A&C Black 2007