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landscape format

A4-size paper used side-ways so that the longest side is at the top (NOTE: The US term is horizontal.)

COMMENT: Landscape format is not a normal book format, in that a portrait format book is easier to hold in the hand. Landscape formats are used for art books where many illustrations may be horizontal. Landscape books, especially large art books, are heavy and tend to pull apart at the spine, thus distorting the pages. They also have the disadvantage of not being easy to put on bookshelves, and are especially awkward for bookshop shelves, where the need to show the spine and title makes the book stick out from the shelf much further than others.



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