Picturing Books

Book of Doves

Picturing Books is a wonderful collection of books portrayed in art which Irene Gallo put together.

The above, Book of Doves by Nicholas Roerich, is only a tiny sample. It was a tough call for me between this one, Gustav Dore’s Don Quixote, Frank Quitely’s Destiny and the New York scene by Eric Drooker. Besides these which grabbed my attention, there are several with wonderful bright colors and others which are attention grabbers in their own way.


4 comments on “Picturing Books

  1. artmoscow says:

    Thank you for the link to the wonderful collection of books in art!
    I find it a bit strange that da Vinci’s Annunciation and Raphael’s Madonna with Child or Durer’s hands and Erasmus were not included, but there’s a wealth of material to watch and study. And I am surprised you’ve chosen Roerich. When I was a kid, I was absolutely in love with his tibetan paintings )


  2. I noticed at the bottom of the blog entry that several people had proposed additional items. And some of them were great.

    I’ve always been fascinated by weird type artwork, hence Roerich and Dore. Dore’s illustrations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner are fabulous. One of my favorite authors, H. P. Lovecraft, mentioned Roerich in his letters and his fiction.


  3. bennythomas says:

    O dagny,it was a fantastic experience to go through the picturing books! I may need a few months to see it all separately and enjoy each. Thanks for making it accessible. Happy Thanksgiving day,


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