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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Paintings in Proust



This will be the last Proust related post until I finish Guermantes Way, I assure you....

Check out this book by Eric Karpeles! Paintings in Proust is such an amazing resource even if you're not reading In Search of Lost Time. It's beyond a visual companion to the book, it's a treasure trove of fine art. It's also pretty much essential for anyone who's tagged along for the ride that is Marcel's journey. I happened upon the book at the Frick Collection and basically melted into it at once. The cover is a bit underwhelming, but you know what they say.... No, not that. I was going to say that the job of a book illustrator is to make the inside look like shit. And if the cover couldn't be amazing that means what was inside was too much for the designer to handle :)





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