I had only glanced through a friend's copy. That glance made me believe it was going to be a perfect addition to my library.
I was wrong.
Once I actually sat down with 'Alphabetica', I discovered that it is essentially fluff. Very prettily wrapped fluff. Gorgeous photographs, lots of inspiration, VERY little instructional information. The Masters: Artist Workshops section was especially disappointing.
I'm confident that I will find a good home for it. Someone else will love it.