Clayshaper (clayshaper) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 14: Wallworks

(dangit, I haven't been cross-posting these to this community. hopefully I will remedy that now, and will remember!)

"Wallworks: creating unique environments with surface design and decoration"
by: Akiko Busch

It took me a surprisingly long time to read through this book- even though it is relatively thin, and has lots of pictures, it would do it a disservice to NOT read through the sparse text and descriptions of the work pictured inside.

This is one of those 'how decorators treat walls' kind of books, and it's certainly fun eye-candy and interesting to read on a casual level, but it is actually deeper too- it talks a great deal about WHY people use the techniques and styles shown... what artists or historical examples made them popular?

It wasn't the best of it's kind, but I still enjoyed it- I think it would be fun for most anyone who likes 'decor' books, but especially to those curious about WHY some styles are the way they are, what defines them, and why they are popular. (or were!)

I gave it a 3 out of 5, and really, maybe it's worth a two for most folks- about as interesting as some magazines, but more encompassing of a wider range of styles, with more information on them.

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