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Reads tagged with “artist series”

The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library
The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library

A celebration of timelessly wonderful reads in an elaborate diorama of papercraft book sculptures.

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Barthes’s Likes and Dislikes, Illustrated
Barthes’s Likes and Dislikes, Illustrated

Champagne over strawberries, Glenn Gould over Vivaldi, romantic music over fidelity, and no telephoning.

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Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Real Love, Illustrated by Debbie Millman

“Where the myth fails, human love begins. Then we love a human being, not our dream, but a human being with flaws.”

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Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts
Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts

“Art is a form of consciousness.”

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Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon
Anaïs Nin on Life, Hand-Lettered by Artist Lisa Congdon

“You live out the confusions until they become clear.”

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Down with DOMA: Edith Windsor’s Historic Call with President Obama, Illustrated by Debbie Millman
Down with DOMA: Edith Windsor’s Historic Call with President Obama, Illustrated by Debbie Millman

“Hello, who am I talking to?”

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Marguerite Duras on the Art of Seeing and the Essence of Life, Illustrated
Marguerite Duras on the Art of Seeing and the Essence of Life, Illustrated

“The art of seeing has to be learned.”

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Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman
Anaïs Nin on Love, Hand-Lettered by Debbie Millman

“Anxiety is love’s greatest killer… It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you.”

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My Struggle: Salvador Dalí’s Credo, Illustrated by Molly Crabapple
My Struggle: Salvador Dalí’s Credo, Illustrated by Molly Crabapple

“Against simplicity/ for complexity . . . against the collective/ for the individual.”

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Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts
Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts

“Nothing is mysterious, no human relation. Except love.”

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