Album or Book?

When does a photo album become a book?

[From Inside on Flickr - Photo Sharing!]

This image from flickr by a commercial photographer working in the states has me thinking about what differentiates a photo album from a book? More specifically, a 'Photo Album' from a 'Monograph'. Is it just me or does the phrase 'Photo album' have connotations of a highly personalised history, family or otherwise, whereas a 'Monograph' has slightly more serious undertones, with a whiff of Academia?

Which of these values, defines one over the other, can one be both?
  • Photo corners?
  • Distribution?
  • Content?
  • Production Costs?
  • Production Values?

Time to make another I guess?

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