My Ideal Bookshelf

Author:   Thessaly La Force ,  Jane Mount
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
ISBN:  

9780316200905


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   10 November 2012
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The books that we choose to keep - let alone read - can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In THE IDEAL BOOKSHELF, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most - books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

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Author:   Thessaly La Force ,  Jane Mount
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
Imprint:   Little, Brown & Company
Dimensions:   Width: 18.40cm , Height: 2.20cm , Length: 23.80cm
Weight:   0.840kg
ISBN:  

9780316200905


ISBN 10:   0316200905
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   10 November 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

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. . . the colorful, wonderful new offering edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated in bookish splendor by Jane Mount. - New York Daily News


. . . a happy and inspiring conversation starter. --Publisher's Weekly a perfect coffee table book. . . --Publisher's Weekly A perfect gift for avid and reluctant readers alike--a celebration of the depth and breadth of the written word's shaping of our lives that will guide readers to new favorites while simultaneously causing them to think about their own ideal bookshelves. Shelf Awareness The books we cherish speak volumes about us, and the delightful new hardcover My Ideal Bookshelf offers a peek at those that have shaped the lives of dozens of celebrities, including rocker Patti Smith, writer Malcolm Gladwell, and skateboarder Tony Hawk, who says his choices 'are about pushing the boundaries of the mainstream.' Charmingly illustrated by Jane Mount, this is a book to savor and share. Parade A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul. Kirkus a perfect coffee table book. . . Publisher's Weekly the 100 writers, designers, chefs, artists, musicians, and others collected here turned in titles that, taken together, conspire to form the ultimate creative person's reading list. Vogue . . . so addicting and thoughtful it makes a solid mainstream case for bookshelf porn. -Chicago Tribune . . . the colorful, wonderful new offering edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated in bookish splendor by Jane Mount. - New York Daily News The artist Jane Mount has been creating bookshelf portraiture, documenting the contents of private collections in charming gouache-and-ink paintings. --The Book Bench, New Yorker.com The artist Jane Mount has been creatingbookshelf portraiture, documenting the contents of private collections incharming gouache-and-ink paintings. --The Book Bench, New Yorker.com


The artist Jane Mount has been creating bookshelf portraiture, documenting the contents of private collections in charming gouache-and-ink paintings. <br><br> --The Book Bench, New Yorker.com


Prue writes: I was given this as a gift and I would recommend it to any book lover! The beautiful illustrations are clear, authentic and have just the right amount of a personal touch in them. It is so lovely as a book lover to read about other book lovers big book loves. It is in the spirit of sharing and finding out what we have in common with others that this book becomes a meaningful lovely way to pass your spare moments or to accompany you on an afternoon coffee break.


. . . a happy and inspiring conversation starter. --Publisher's Weekly a perfect coffee table book. . . --Publisher's Weekly a perfect coffee table book. . . Publisher's Weekly . . . the colorful, wonderful new offering edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated in bookish splendor by Jane Mount. --- New York Daily News the 100 writers, designers, chefs, artists, musicians, and others collected here turned in titles that, taken together, conspire to form the ultimate creative person's reading list. --Vogue A bibliophilic feast for the eye, mind, heart and soul. --Kirkus A perfect gift for avid and reluctant readers alike--a celebration of the depth and breadth of the written word's shaping of our lives that will guide readers to new favorites while simultaneously causing them to think about their own ideal bookshelves. --Shelf Awareness . . . so addicting and thoughtful it makes a solid mainstream case for bookshelf porn. ---Chicago Tribune a perfect coffee table book. . . --Publisher's Weekly The books we cherish speak volumes about us, and the delightful new hardcover My Ideal Bookshelf offers a peek at those that have shaped the lives of dozens of celebrities, including rocker Patti Smith, writer Malcolm Gladwell, and skateboarder Tony Hawk, who says his choices 'are about pushing the boundaries of the mainstream.' Charmingly illustrated by Jane Mount, this is a book to savor and share. --Parade The artist Jane Mount has been creating bookshelf portraiture, documenting the contents of private collections in charming gouache-and-ink paintings. --The Book Bench, New Yorker.com The artist Jane Mount has been creatingbookshelf portraiture, documenting the contents of private collections incharming gouache-and-ink paintings. --The Book Bench, New Yorker.com


Author Information

Jane Mount is an artist and illustrator. Her paintings of bookshelves have caught the eye of media outlets like The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Daily Candy, and InStyle, among others. She lives in northern California with her husband and two cats. Thessaly La Force is a writer and editor who has worked at The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and the New York Public Library. She is currently attending the Iowa Writer's Workshop and is working on a collection of short stories about objects and aesthetics. Thessaly divides her time between Iowa City and New York City; she also has two cats and shares a birthday with Jane.

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