When I can't sleep, I work on books to publish. It's my crutch, what can I say?
The Chip Carving folio by Clara Roth is a conundrum. There are specific limits inherent in print on demand publishing. Namely, 8.5 x 11 is the maximum page size in vertical layout. There is no horizontal layout to choose without leaving standard trade paper books.
Roth consists of 40 folio size pages, each with anywhere from 4 to 8 engraved images of various projects. Each project has multiple views depending on the complexity and build. Thus the problem to decide to:
A. reproduce each folio page as a split image
B. reproduce each folio page as distinct images
A.1 as split facing pages. Note that this image lacks a full gutter which would add .75" to each inside margin.
You can see that in order to reproduce as distinct images, many would have to be rotated. The obvious advantage of a single image per page is greater detail. the disadvantage is that the orientation of images will vary according to their dimensions.
If the split page option is chosen, plans that cross the dividing line of any given page will have to be split onto facing pages. This preserves the visual connection between projects but produces smaller images.
Which is why I do stuff like this at 6 in the morning when I can't sleep.
Till next, Gary