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The book is "Photographic Self-Assignments" from the Petersen's How-To Photographic Library, (C) 1979.
Yes, it is old and non-digital. But when I got it I was not a member of any camera club nor was there a JPGmag.com to motivate me with themes. The issue "is designed to help you become a better photographer. Each chapter deals with a particular aspect of photography. The subject is first discussed in detail and then an assignment given..."
Having recently rediscovered this book I plan on going through it again to apply as much as possible to digital imaging 30 years later.
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