This is a Japanese-language illustration (art) book.
This gorgeous volume is the fourth art book containing the works of Kozue Amano, the creator of the fan-favorite manga and anime series "Aria." Hardcover and protected by a slipcase, much of the book presents colorful images from that work, but there's also illustrations from her earlier works "Roman Club," "Crescent Noise," some short stories, and her current hit manga "Amanchu!" Her handling of water and its various effects on light and color is nothing short of amazing. Most of the book is full color; there are 10 pages of monochrome images in the back, and an additional 6 black-and-white pages indicating where the color images were previously used. If you're a fan of "Aria" or any of this talented artist's works, you owe it to yourself to add this book to your library!