Books give you a way of decoding this crazy muddle of life. They will give you a way of describing the world, a way of finding your way through the extraordinary and the everyday. They are also a much needed refuge and escape. There are books for the break ups and the break downs, the make ups and the get downs.
Avoid people who proudly say they don’t read. Unless you want to poop on them. That is allowed, nay, encouraged. Well, at least while you’re still in nappies.
and the rest: A Father Introduces His Newborn Daughter to Books at Book Riot
Filed under Books, Reading
Embraced by Words by Robbert van der Steeg
“A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen in the animation below. When the book is closed, you don’t see the image because it is hidden by the gilding (i.e., the gold leaf applied to the edges of the page).”
The causes, appearances, and effects of the seasonal decay and decomposition of nature, 1837 by Robert Mudie
See and learn more about this fascinating art form at Twisted Sifter.
Untitled by Anna Gay
Clicking on the image will take you to Georgia creative photographer Anna’s Gay’s posting on Flickr and I just discovered that she has a blog as well where she posted about this scan of a chromogenic print here.
Some of the Finalists of the International Book Cartoon Contest in Iran – cartoon all about books and reading. See all 39 at IranCartoon Web