Maribou (maribou) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Maribou
maribou
50bookchallenge

Elephant Dora (last two books of 2014!)

Elephant House, or, The Home of Edward Gorey, by Kevin McDermott
This collection of photographs taken the week after Gorey died (cats still in situ) evoked a lot of warm memories for me, mostly of my Poppy's house and of an artist's house I helped to empty after she moved in with her daughter. Beyond my own nostalgia, they are really lovely photos of a wondrous, eccentric home.
(314, O76)

The Art of Dora Carrington, by Jane Hill
I've wanted to read this book ever since I first saw the movie Carrington, almost twenty years ago. The focus is as much on the narrative, about Carrington's life and choices and loves and how they affected her art, as it is on the artworks themselves, which are mostly black and white (with several color sections) but very clearly reproduced. A fascinating, lively balance of words and pictures.
(315, O77)
Subscribe

  • Book #27: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

    The Midnight Library by Matt Haig My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was another book that I was very keen to read. The start felt quite bleak,…

  • Book #24: Wizard and Glass by Stephen King

    Wizard and Glass by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the fourth in the Dark Tower series, and the longest so far. The first…

  • Book 34 - 2019

    Book 34: The Umbrella Academy: Volume 2 - Dallas by Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba - 192 pages Description from bookdepository.co.uk: The team is…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments