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OT : Audubon aficionados might like this

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1folio_books
Jan 11, 5:55am Top

2c_schelle
Jan 11, 6:20am Top

I saw the book in person at the Harry Potter exhibition in British Library. They showed the page with the snowy owl and the details were stunning. With a book that size I don't know where one would store it. The Taschen XXL books are the biggest books I can fit on my shelves, but Kay Nielsen’s A Thousand and One Nights with it's box lies on the bookshelf as it is too big to fit in it.

3Raenas
Jan 11, 7:38am Top

>3 Raenas: I have the David Hockney SUMO from Taschen, and it dwarfs the XXL editions. It is so big that it needs two people to lift it, and comes with its own designer stand because no shelf can hold it. It is a monster.

4gmacaree
Jan 11, 10:10am Top

Are we sure that's not a very small person?

5c_schelle
Jan 11, 1:44pm Top

>3 Raenas: I saw a SUMO in one of their shops in London. They are gigantic. I have quite a big apartment for one person, but I couldn't find a space for that book. I think they also just shipped a SUMO as they had a delivery driver come in with a sack barrow to transport a package. For me they are definitely too big, but the Leibovitz SUMO looks really nice.

>4 gmacaree: definitely. With a one to one reproduction you could decorate a decent size apartment floor to ceiling.

6adriano77
Jan 11, 2:36pm Top

Saw a movie recently about a few teenagers that attempted to steal that Audubon from a library on their campus or some such (based on real events, apparently). Thought the size of it looked ridiculous to be honest.

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