My favorite thing about Robin de Jongh's excellent new SketchUp book is the clever writing; I tend to like my technical reading to be entertaining, too. My favorite chapter title: "How To Collect An Arsenal Rambo Would Be Proud Of"
SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization is a treasure trove of information about making your SketchUp models look their best. Robin emphasizes a workflow that uses powerful but affordable tools (like Kerkythea and GIMP) for photo-rendering, but he also talks about creating better animations, using other Google tools for context modeling, adding entourage, matching photos and plenty more. Every time I open the book, I get sucked into reading another incredibly useful tip. It's definitely the most productive time-passer within arm's reach of my computer.
If you're an experienced SketchUp modeler, you owe it to yourself to pick up Robin's book. Your models will thank you.
The above is to the book on Amazon; here it is on the publisher's website.
Posted by Aidan Chopra, SketchUp Evangelist