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Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers [Hardcover]

Item : Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers [Hardcover]
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Author Author : Trigg, David
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 0714876275
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9780714876276
Publisher Publisher : Phaidon Press
Pages Pages : 352
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 101268000

A celebration of artworks featuring books and readers from throughout history, for the delight of art lovers and bibliophiles

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 Artspotlights 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.

David Trigg is a critic and art writer based in Bristol. He is a regular contributor to Phaidon books and has written articles and reviews for publications includingArt Monthly,ArtReview,Frieze, andArt Papers. He has a PhD in Art History from the University of Bristol and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics.

As every book tells a story, every book in art is part of an intriguing, engaging, and relatable image. InReading Art: Art for Book Lovers, David Trigg looks into how books in art are used as symbols and subjects in their own right. He considers pieces from museums all over the world in a homage to both the written word and to its pivotal role in the visual world . One for both art geeks and bookworms. —CreativeBloq.com

Gathers together in one place the paintings and artworks through history that capture books as a thing of beauty.Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers, written by David Trigg, will have you putting down your latest page turner to gawp at the stunning ways different artists have captured the act of getting lost in a good book... The book also features an essay, exploring the inspirations for the project - including the idea of books as political and dangerous objects, often censored by oppressive regimes. —EvenilC_

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