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Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Rare Books 101

COLLECTING IN 3D: Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Images

The Stereoscope, first invented in the 1830s, allows the illusion of two very slightly different images to appear as one. Producing Stereoscopes and Stereoscopic Images was good business, and quite… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Rare Books 101

Made to Measure: Rare and Collectable Swatch Books

Like great beauty, some of our books excel in that touch of the unexpected. These are books that shroud themselves in mystery by the very nature of their unrevealing bindings,… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Travel

An Artist Finds His Calling: The Story of George Catlin, the “First Artist of the West”

No artist, in the period before photography, traveled more widely among as many different tribes or made as many portraits and scenes of Indians from life. –Robert J. Moore on… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture, Travel

Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas McKenney and James Hall

Thomas McKenney, Superintendent of Indian Affairs under presidents Madison, Monroe, Adams, and Jackson, sought to create an archive that would preserve the American Indian heritage and traditions of the time…. Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Follies and Disasters: the four books of francisco goya

Francisco José de Goya produced four major series of etchings in his lifetime. The first, Los Caprichos (Caprices), the artist finished and published as a rather ambitious book of 80 captioned… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

In Memoriam Jerry Berndt (1943-2013)

I am dedicating this post to the civil rights photographer Jerry Berndt, who sadly passed away in Paris earlier this month. Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Life is Good & Good for you in New York by William Klein

Did William Klein know how to take photographs when he created the images that made him famous? If you asked him today he would likely answer he did not. A… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Aubrey Beardsley’s Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur

I’ve mentioned more than once the influence of Aubrey Beardsley on the artists featured in this miniseries – e.g., Kay Nielsen (see “Tales from the Old North”) and Harry Clarke… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Ballet by Alexey Brodovitch

This is one of my favorite photobooks. It has it all – moving images, superb design and a great story. It stands as a one-of-a kind testament to the innovation of… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Alice in Wonderland, Illustrated by Salvador Dalí

Little known fact: Lewis Carroll paid for the printing of Alice in Wonderland himself.   Surprisingly, this isn’t actually all that unusual when it comes to illustrated titles published in… Read More