My son is a graphic designer so I had some input from a professional on this book. He gave it rave reviews! It is printed on heavy shiny paper and filled with gorgeous pictures. It is divided into sections that make sense and make it easy to find whatever you are looking for. It provides interesting background information about the different designers in the book. Coolest of all is it gives instructions and material guides on several different types of printmaking so you can easily try it yourself. I had always been intimidated and afraid to try, but I used several of the techniques (the materials are readily available at an arts and crafts store) and now I am designing my own thank you cards for Christmas gifts. Just loved this book!!!