Re: Pictures: Yes; Text: Be Careful

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Posted by R. John Howe on May 13, 1999 at 19:20:38:

In Reply to: Re: The Value of Incorrect Attribution posted by Steve Price on May 13, 1999 at 17:54:51:

Dear Steve et al -

It seemed to me that you were rather optimistic in your initial posts about the value of rug books.

But here you write (in part) in response to Mr. Downie's indication that the pictures are central for him (a phenomenon that Hermann has cited as justifying the fact that he provides little text in his catalogs. They're "picture" books.):

"...I think most of us spend little time on the text part of most rug books,...

Does this mean that we are a little closer to the "hyperbole" of the Jon Thompson estimate that I cited? Is the score now perhaps 50-50? Look at the pictures but be wary of the text?


R. John Howe

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