Posted on November 01, 2001 07:38 PM
I was flipping through a Restoration Hardware catalog today. I came to a section of some book ends that were really cute(pg 5 Holiday 2001)...I guess they were the two ends of a suspension bridge. I was pretty surprised when I saw the titles of the books in the photo: Edward Tufte's two famous books, Visual Explanations and The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, a Macromedia Dreamweaver 3 Documentation Manual, and a couple others things such as Naked by Sclaris and Photography from 1839 to today...I thought it was amusing because I'm guessing who ever was involved with that photo shoot must have grabbed this from their personal library since I don't know too many people who would have an interesting set of books except for those in the IA/UX/HCI community.
I know you're thinking, "Gosh she's strange for bringing it up"...but I think you'd be surprised if you saw books in a product catalog as part of a display of which you have some of the books in your own collection.