Category Archives: non fiction

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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Edwardian Ladies Hat Fashion by Peter Kimpton

To understand the book, it’s best to read the introduction first, where the author says he originally wanted to showcase his postcard collection but ended up realizing there was a larger picture. And really, the title says it all – … 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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Adventure Cats by Laura J Moss

Adventure Cats is beautifully presented, well thought-out, informative, and simply wonderful. By far, one of my favorite books this year; surprising considering this is a non fiction book. But the author’s love of the subject, depth of information presented, and … 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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The Amazing Toys of Marvin Glass by Joyce Grant

Author Joyce Grant has lovingly collected images/ads of toys from designer Marvin Glass, most from the 1960s and 1970s. Readers likely will not have heard of Glass before this book but Gen Xers and Baby Boomers alike will recognize many … Continue reading

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