I had thought it was for card or video games when I first heard the title, but I too leafed through that one. I'll likely pass on it, however.
how much is this thing? of course there will be more versions of year by year as SW history goes on
SW:YBY has a $50 USD cover price.
And I looked more carefully at the Visions book, noticing the following information: its full title is Star Wars Art: Visions, and it has a Preface, a Foreward, AND an Introduction.
There is another SW:Art book out, it's Concept. Looks nice, from a skim-through. I wonder how many Expanded Universe-type action figures will be made from it.
I ended up buying MOROTJ on... oh crap, on Google Play, I forgot I did that. Anyway, I bought it on Google Play so I could read it on my Android tablet and phone. So far, I've been too caught up in other stuff to open it up beyond a quick sampling I did for the article. I think I need to put in more time to finish MOESB though, that's embarrassing to not have finished it after this much time - I blame the size and weigh of that monster book though, c'mon!
As for SW Year by Year, it's sat on the shelf having only flipped through it when I got it, but I did get it free with my Sideshow SDCC cash.