Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Obsession

I had lots of great thrift finds last week, but am most excited by the amazing books I found!
I have somewhat of an obsession with Art Books.  
Here's one of the many nooks I store my books!
I love to have them as reference material for my own art & enjoy seeing the process, progression, & portfolio of the artist who are influential enough have books written about them.
At a Yard Sale on Saturday, I came across a woman with a similar obsession & was able to walk away with a whole heap of amazing books...HEAVEN!!!
The Private World of Pablo Picasso could possibly be my favorite take from the haul.  It's filled to the brim with amazing photos of Picasso at home & in his studio.  A unique glimpse of this master at work.
Travel Posters by Bevis Hiller
I also really love this oversize book filled with Art Deco travel posters.  It's hard to come across books of this size that haven't been torn apart.  It's so tempting to mat and frame many of the beautiful images on their own.
Paul Klee Books
Indian Basketry and Pueblo Pottery
I snagged 3 cool books on Paul Klee (she must of really liked him!), in addition to 2 neat books on Indian Basketry and Pueblo Pottery that will soon be listed in my Etsy Shop.
The most random in the loot would have to be this 1930s catalog of Electrotype Stock Cuts.  It's filled to the brim with thousands of clip-art type images and from a Los Angeles fun.

Be sure to check out other great finds at Thrift Share Monday!


  1. The Electrotype Stock Cuts is fabulous. My husband sometimes tries to tell me that we have too many books and I just have to smile at him and then shake my head. I too have a soft spot for art books, especially pottery ones.

  2. Great books you found. I tend to go for old-old-old musty books. I've been lucky to find a whole bookcase full... now what to do with them all? lol

  3. YAY for you!!! Those books are awesome! I love collecting books! It looks like you found some great ones! And your layout is awesome! Thanks for your comments on my blog! You're the best! :)

  4. Nothing like good books...
    --Lee Ann
    PS--I left you a little something on my blog...come see!


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