I like the layout of this contents page and I like the way there is a picture on top of each column. I also like the way there is the main content in bold then underneath is a little sentence about it. I would consider using this in my magazine.
Krupali Vaidya: Content page reference - The above image gives an inspiration to design a creative content page. The use of typography is very nice by creating a surprise element within the design. The format of the text does not divert our eyes from the content page. A very well balanced layout with a great sync and harmony within the design is been displayed through this book.
Not sure if this is TOC but I like that the design went big and bold with typography. With a design like this you don't need photography (but maybe icons? or illustrations in the white space?) I like the b&w on both pages but maybe a pop of color.