I've just treated myself to this book... and oh what a treat it is! I love it. It is wonderful on 2 levels:
1. The fantastic breadth and randomness of the statistics it covers means I keep picking it up and finding out extraordinarily interesting bits of info each time I read it.
2. Every page really IS beautiful. It is equally valid as an art book as it is a reference title.
I urge anyone who loves to learn or who loves art to read this book.