Hardcover: 280 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (April 28, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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This is really a beautiful book - the layouts are clean, the photography is beautiful, and the machines are all in amazing condition.Also, the "My First Sony" kicked me right in the nostalgia. Wonderful.
Hardly much information sadly on the history of their products. It seems like it goes through a few product shots finally ending with a ps4 shot.. not even the full product just a partial view. I had planned to have this book for product inspiration and design but the layouts are not interesting and there is little to no backstory at all on the products they decided to show. No "behind the curtain of their design" information at all. You'd be better off going to their website honestly. Two stars just for the cute history of the company at the beginning, from there on it drys up.
What a pretty book printed in high quality! Surprised that there were actually beautiful products that I've never seen from Sony too and also made me realize some old products my parents had were actually classic Sony!
Phenomenal reference. Brilliant photo's spread throughout. Sony archives classic and modern. This book can also be secretly used as important UX and button inspiration for all of you web / interface designers out there. Only minor issue I had was the lack of classic record player / turntable products and no Sony PSX (Playstation 1).
This book contains really interesting collection of vintage and modern Sony devices. Very good quality of pictures. I am sure it will be interesting for Sony and industrial design enthusiasts!
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