Above all, I wanted a book that is timeless.
When I was a kid, I remember looking at a similar book that my grandmother had. It was a camera studies book of my old home town in Freeport, Illinois. This book was produced 1954 and carried a very clean and classic layout. Still beauitiful by todays standards. I love designing on a grid using fonts like Futura. There is something to ignoring trends and designing based on what will still look just as good in 40 years.