Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Books That Hold Up to Time

We have been going through some of the shelter books in our library and some hold up to time and some do not. Below are some that have. Some that have not have been the Mary Emmerling books on the West, the South. We were amazed when looking through her first book on American Country how many of the photos were in black and white. The books are just filled with too much stuff. Did we like them when we bought them or were they just more books for the shelf and the new book of the moment? I suspect that we have changed in our taste as well as the fact that the books were not that well done to begin with.

The Sensual Home by Ilse Crawford was first published in Britain in 1997 and the United States in 1998. The type in this book can be a little hard to read at times as it is a san serif and when black type is on a red background the vibration of color can make it hard to concentrate on the copy.

A Room of Her Own women's personal spaces by Chris Casson Madden was published in 1997.

The Garden Room bringing nature indoors by Timothy Mawson was published in 1994. It has amazed me how many of the spreads that were in the book I also found in different shelter magazines over the years. I use to save those pages, but I have changed.

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