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Friday, October 29, 2010

Books I've bought recently

It seems like lately it's been total feast with the number of books out this month. Below are a few that I've purchased (gotta love birthday months!) or that I've received as gifts.

If you love washi paper tapes, you should definitely check out the next two books for some clever things to do with the tapes:

Les Parisiennes et l'art de la papetene avec des masking tapes (Ginko Papers has this title in stock!)

Collages avec les adhesifs matins (another title that Ginko papers is carrying!)

Vintage Patterns of Japan (bought at Kinokuniya in Japantown, San Francisco)
Amelia's Anthology of Illustration-
Illustrated Three-Line Novels
Tristan Manco's Street Sketchbook
Lynda Barry's Picture This
A Perfectly Kept House...
And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman
World of Peter Greenaway
Beyond Reason (I did not pay the price listed on amazon or what I saw in the local used bookstore ($90). I paid about half of that and had a gift certificate to boot. Yay!)

Katherine Dunn's Creative Illustration Workshop
Mark Making by Tilleke Schwarz

Graphic: Inside the sketchbooks of the world's great graphic designers
(Barron Storey is in it!)
I have to point out that I love my local Mom and Pops, used bookstores, indie bookstores and 40% off coupons! I also love amazon gift cards (LOL!) I paid full price for two of the books, Lynda Barry (bought at Skylight books during her signing) and Tilleke's book which I ordered directly from her).

Who needs new clothes and a new comforter when one can be surrounded by books?
I really hope that there isn't anything else coming out this year that I will "need".


Theresa said...

Thanks for the book list Kelly! Not familiar with many of these, so will be fun to research. Book addict here!

Sarah said...

Lots of temptation here Kelly! I totally agree with your last statement. I am a book addict-especially art books!

Janet Ghio said...

One of the things I love about your blog (besides your wonderful collage pages) is that you always have links for interesting blogs and websites and today wonderful books!! And yes, who needs all that other stuff if we have our books!!

Raine said...

I'm with you on this! It's like the quote by Erasmus: “When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” ...and art supplies...mmmmmmmmmmm...
By the way, I now have about 50 rolls of washi tape and a dozen or more other decorative tapes. You finally got to me!!!! ;)

haphazardlife said...

Whoa! At least I already have one of these, and several are already on my wish list.

Thanks for the heads up on Graphic. You're going to end up costing my lots of $$

- Jazz

Tara Ross Studios said...

I always look forward to your book sightings/reviews. Does Beyond Reason have many pictures, Amazon doesn't show very much.


Kelly Kilmer said...

Tara, YES!! There are TONS of pictures in the book (which is why I bought it.)
I kept looking at it in the used bookstore. Your library may be able to track down a copy. If you also google Prinzhorn-Collection it should come up:

Seth said...

Thanks Kelly. I love your book lists as you always seem to find a zillion titles I have never heard of before!