Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: DK ADULT (June 1, 1997)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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This book was a wonderful introduction to the history of buttons and the variety and beauty of a generally overlooked accessory.I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and have used it as a resource on many occasions, as an amateur collector and when sewing. I was fortunate enough to meet the author, at her stall at Covent Garden in London, as an Australian tourist, and found her as delightful and interesting as her book.
The information is general in nature, with some history but I loved seeing how different buttons enhanced the same fabrics. The detail is very sharp with vivid color.
I originally read this book at my Library. Liked it so much I sent for it from . HOWEVER this copy has NO COLORED PICTURES. Are you kidding me???? A button collector is interested in COLOR as well as other things. I am beginning to think these publications are CHEAP copies of the books we think we are recieving. No more ordering from for me!!!
I sure expected a lot more from DK Publishing! This book is very 'thin' and narrow in its scope. The world of button collector's deserve so much more from this publisher. It did not offer any insight on the making of buttons, only a brief, blurb about this author's personal collection, thin at best. I would not put my hopes of button 'discovery' in this book, look elsewhere.
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