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Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Walker Evans: American Photographs

Travelling the land of the free, Walker Evans released photography in America from a cultural lockdown. By training his eye on the effects of the Depression era, he redrew the… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

E.A. Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination, illustrated by Harry Clarke

I’ve always had a hazy kind of affection for Edgar Allan Poe. His stories are strange and rich; his poems are satisfyingly moody. (He was also my middle school’s namesake… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Bill Brandt: A Night in London

Viewing the images in Bill Brandt’s A Night in London reminds me of Sherlock Holmes. As I turn the pages, I am transported to foggy nights in the capital city,… Read More

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Gustave Doré: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

In the mid- to late-19th century, there emerged a publishing practice of “gift books.”  These editions were elaborately bound and often extensively illustrated.  Usually published in the fall – with… Read More

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Delicate Nocturnal Moments

After seeing the dark mystery and intrigue to be had in Paris at night in the thirties, Brassaï took it upon himself to leave no source of light or reflection… Read More

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Chris Van Allsburg’s Sleight of Hand

More than 25 years ago, a stranger named Harris Burdick entered the offices of a well-respected children’s book editor named Peter Wenders. Burdick explained that he had written 14 stories,… Read More

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Caught in the Act

With photography, as with many trades, it is often beneficial to have been trained in some other medium first. The ability to see things from a different perspective often stimulates… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Kay Nielsen’s East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Nearly all fairy tales start the same way: Once upon a time.  There are plenty of variations on this theme, of course. Personally, I like: In a time when wishing still… Read More

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The Original Exquisite Sin

These hand-pulled photogravures are simply breathtaking to behold, and I do not say this lightly.There is work in the world of photography that enthralls me, there is work that draws me… Read More

Illustrated - Art, Photography, Architecture

Timlin: The Ship that Sailed to Mars

It is a truth universally acknowledged that people who work in a rare book gallery are nerds. Over time, this nerdiness is inexorably expanded – or exacerbated, depending on your… Read More