Reading Art

Reading Art

Art for Book Lovers

Book - 2018
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As every book tells a story, every book in art is part of an intriguing, engaging, and relatable image. Books are depicted as indicators of intellect in portraits, as symbols of piety in religious paintings, as subjects in still lifes, and as the raw material for contemporary installations. 'Reading Art' spotlights artworks from museums and collections around the globe, creating a gorgeous, inspiring homage to both the written word and to its pivotal role in the visual world.
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press Limited, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780714876276
Branch Call Number: 700 TRIGG
Characteristics: 351 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Notes: Includes index


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Mar 11, 2019

What a great combination--books and art. Trigg is an art historian and his short preface summarizes how reading evolved throughout history.

“The book is one of the most influential objects in all of human history.”

Which is why artists around the world have sought to capture it in various forms. Each page features a work. Trigg gives us our own private collection of notable artists like Caravaggio, Cézanne, Dalí, Magritte, Picasso Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Velázquez, and Whistler.

Sometimes there is a short description of the artwork. Then he breaks up the pages with witty quotes on books. It's fun and inspiring.

If you love reading or art, or both, you will enjoy this book.

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