Thanks very much for the link and the recommendation, David. I was waiting to
hear what you thought of the book, before I ordered; which I did a moment ago.
I sure hope that sales are encouraging enough so Adrian will dip back into his
archive for a couple more books covering the 1990s and the 2000s.
On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:38 AM, David Young <dsy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Good morning all...
I first mentioned Adrian Bradshaw's "The Door Opened" in a post called "A
shameless plug", back on August 9th.
My copy arrived about a week ago. It is an expensive book, at about US$105
(or 68 UKP, 80 Euros or CAD$140 - delivered) and worth every penny!
This is a glorious, large, coffee-table book (15.5 x 9.5x 1.5 inches or 49 x
24 x 4cm and weighs in at 2.9kg or 6.4 pounds!)... with a flocked slipcase
that has the author's name & book title embossed in it, in both English and
Mandarin. In fact, much of the book is bilingual. The images of 1980's
China are gorgeous, and the printing is top-notch. Each is accompanied by a
short description that is detailed enough to give you a really good idea of
The binding is most unusual. At first I thought the book might be defective,
as there is no inner hinge to hold the spine to the bound signatures. But, as
I read the book, I realized that by doing this, as you view the frequent
double-truck images lay flat, when viewed. Brilliant!
One of the best ways to learn photography is to study the images of others.
And "The Door Opened" is one well worth studying!
It can be ordered here:
Should any of you buy a copy, I'd be delighted to hear your impressions.
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