We want to share our favourite art books with all the Lovers,
so you can get inspired just like us.
Every month we will share a review with you!
A couple of ways of doing something.
Photographs by Chuck Close, Poems by Bob Holman
While taking a break in New York a few years ago, my plans clearly included to look for a used Hasselblad in B&H on 9th Ave and spending an afternoon in THE STRAND BOOKSTORE
I found in the used books section this great volume by Chuck Close, an artist I did not know about at the time. The book has large daguerreotype portraits, images of impressive detail and gravity, gorgeously printed on silverlike paper.
Along with each image, I discovered poems by Bob Holman nicely set with (as I read after) foundry Bulmer and Boldoni set by hand.
I could not resist to take the book back home.
I would recommend seeing the original copy and the proper prints.