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Reading Art, Art for Book Lovers

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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 Art spotlights 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 including Art Monthly, Art Review, Frieze, and Art Papers. He has a PhD in Art History from the University of Bristol and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics. A picture-led survey of 280 artworks from throughout art history, from Classical statues and frescos, to contemporary paintings, sculptures, and installations Organised in curated pairings to create meaningful visual connections between works of different eras Includes an incisive introductory essay on the history of books in relation to art history Features the most famous readers in art by Rembrandt, Perugini, Fragonard, Manet, and Hopper alongside unexpected surprises from Van Gogh, Whistler, Currin, and more This is a timely celebration of books and reading at a moment when printed book sales are increasing and independent bookshops are once again thriving.

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    Height: 1 in. (2.54 cm)Width: 8 in. (20.32 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    2018
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
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    London, GB
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    Seller: 97807148762761stDibs: LU1878311228601

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Phaidon

PHAIDON: HOME OF THE VISUAL ARTS Phaidon Press, founded in Vienna in 1923 is the premier global publisher of the creative arts. We work with the world's most influential authors to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food, travel, and illustrated books for children that represent the very best in design, quality, and taste. Phaidon's beautiful illustrated books are treasured worldwide for their outstanding content and award-winning production. In October 2012, Phaidon came under new ownership and its new senior management team began the task of growing the company for the long term as the world's leading publisher of books in the visual arts, food, and children's markets. Publishing successes in subsequent years expanded the growing art program to include books made in collaboration with the global superstar Rihanna, NIKE, photographer Annie Leibovitz, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, the streetwear brand Supreme, and Cecily Brown, one of many cutting-edge artists in the company's iconic Contemporary Artists Series. More recently, Phaidon has successfully added interior design to its core publishing categories. Phaidon now operates a global sales and distribution network, selling in over 100 countries and publishing books in English, Chinese, French, Spanish, Japanese, and German, and with an increasing number of publishing partners in further languages.
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