18 February 2006

Reading Women

Author Stefan Bollman has written a book that looks to be a gorgeous combination of art work and commentary—it's called Reading Women.

Here's the description of it from the publisher's web site: "Artists have long been attracted to the challenge of capturing the intimacy and tranquillity of reading. This book brings together a compelling selection of beautiful paintings, drawings, prints and photographs of women reading through the ages. Engaging commentaries explain the context in which each image was created, while a fascinating introduction explores the history of women and reading, offering an insight into how the activity enabled women to escape the narrow confines of domestic life and gain knowledge of the outside, male-dominated world." (via BookLust).

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