An architect who excelled at transforming an architectural fantasy into a practical, livable home, Addison Mizner was one of the most original and influential designers America has produced. The houses, clubs, and shops he built for the clients of Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida, evince a brilliant grasp of how to blend a building […]
When it comes to building a personal library or collection, sometimes people’s choices on what to collect are shaped by the style of the homes they live in, the bookshelves they build, or the ones that were already built into the home. If you are a new collector, this might be the case. Those who […]
The Pritzker Prize for Architecture was recently awarded to Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the architectural firm SANAA. This international prize, which is awarded annually to a living architect for significant achievement, was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago, and is often referred to as “architecture’s Nobel” and “the profession’s highest honor,”.
At Raptis […]
Holbrook Jackson (who was a famous bibliophile) once said, ‘Your library is your portrait.’ I like this quote because the books one collects can tell others more about who you are than your physical appearance. Here are a few other quotes about libraries and some beautiful photos of some extraordinary libraries.
Libraries are not made; they […]
In my humble opinion, Irving Penn was a masterful and innovative photographer. He captured the world in very different ways and gave us new ways of looking at ordinary things. His photography books have become quite desirable for collectors. Here I have highlighted some of his books as well as some of the photos that […]
I was going to write a few thoughts on collecting photography books, but I believe that Mike Johnston on photo.net summarized it extremely well. If you are new to collecting or to collecting photography books, this is a wonderful article to read and I have copied part of it here:
Photography books are arguably one of […]