Reading Art | Art for Book Lovers

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By David Trigg

A book about art about books, "Reading Art, Artwork for Book Lovers" is a compendium of beautifully reproduced images of art celebrating books and readers from throughout history, for the delight of art lovers and bibliophiles!

Featuring works by over 250 artists throughout history, including a favorite from the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts: Saint Jerome in His Study by Jan van Eyck.

Whether depicted as indicators of intellect in portraits, as symbols of piety in religious paintings, as subjects in still lifes, and as the raw material for contemporary installations, artworks from museums and collections around the globe come together in one gorgeous collection.

Hardcover, 353 pages

Dimensions: 5 5/8 x 8 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches

An ..."homage to both the written word and to its pivotal role in the visual world. One for both art geeks and bookworms." —

"Gathers together in one place the paintings and artworks through history that capture books as a thing of beauty..." — Evening Standard online