Category Archives: Art

Decorative Sketches by Rene Binet

Decorative Sketches republishes a 1902 collection of 60 plates from Esquisses Decoratives, a French publication, on the designs of Rene Binet. The forward has been translated from the original French and is nearly inscrutable (and surprisingly risible) in its fin … Continue reading

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Gwent: The Art Of The Witcher Card Game

With a coffee table book, sometimes pretty full page images alone just isn’t enough. Fortunately, for this collection of the Gwent stand alone game card images, we get more than pretty pictures with informative accompanying text. Yes, at times, the … Continue reading

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Art Deco Interiors by Henry Delacroix

One really has to appreciate these wonderful reprints of then-contemporary works. In this case, a collection of full page, full color illustrations/designs of interiors from the art deco/moderne period, assembled at the time in 1935. Owing more to Le Corbusier … Continue reading

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WPA Buildings by Joseph Maresca

The author’s love of the subject is clearly evident; the architecture is well researched, nicely presented, thoroughly documented, and thoughtfully discussed. The text is nicely written to be personable yet informative with great analyses on one of the great building … Continue reading

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Will Bradley’s Graphic Art

Originally published in 1975, Dover’s color reprint sees Bradley’s beautiful designs collected into one book of approximately 150 pages. Many of the illustrations are given a full page treatment, allowing the designs to be appreciated in a larger size. As … Continue reading

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Erte’s Theatrical Costumes in Full Color

This book is a beautiful, color presentation of Erte’s theatre costume designs. Each costume is given a full page treatment with a title at the bottom. There’s a 3 paragraph small introduction and that’s it for the text – so … Continue reading

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Burning Bright by Melissa McShane

Burning Bright was a pleasant surprise and one of my favorite reads this year. Author McShane avoids so many of the usual cliches in the romance/historical romance/fantasy genre to give us wonderful but nicely nuanced characters in a brisk adventure. … Continue reading

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