When I first picked up this book "Pencils" I couldn't understand why anyone would want a book on that! After reading it and showing it to several friends, we all find that we are fascinated with this book. I think this book not only provides interesting images of the art of the pencil but also makes one think about such a simple object. You even can figure out how on earth they make those simple yellow pencils. Full of stories about pencils (who da thunk!) An enjoyable and educational read.
Good, but not what I expected Nov 16, 2000
It is not a book for those looking for reference or technical information.Besides, do not expect to have a view of pencils in general but italian.