Lugwiler wrote:
The layout of the pages, the typesetting, and the Amiante font just cause every working designer to whom I've shown the volumes to cringe--physically, those books are just ugly, and that's not a word I use lightly.

I am not an expert on fonts, typesetting or layout. So instead of cringing when I look at the VIE books, I actually like what I see. I like the layout. I like the font. I like the typesetting. I do not like the illustrations very much, but maybe that's because in general I dislike (non functional) illustrations in books.