Category Archives: nonfiction

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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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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The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City by Margaret Creighton

Margaret Creighton has created a very enjoyable yet also focused history of events happening at the Pan American Expo in Buffalo, New York, at the turn of the century. Told through several viewpoints (McKinley, his assassin, a couple of female … Continue reading

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Taste and Technique by Naomi Pomeroy

While chef Pomeroy does present an argument for a homegrown attitude and distances herself from the ‘cult of celebrity’ of famous restaurant-owning chefs around the world, I have to admit I did find almost all of the recipes to seem … Continue reading

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