Sunday, December 6, 2015

Flowers, Dragonflies, Philly, Ireland, The Sphinx!: Coffee-Table Books For Holiday Gift-Giving

Frank Wilson, my friend and former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, offers a good piece on holiday coffee-table books for the Inquirer.

Once again, it's that time of year when merry gentlemen and ladies go looking for books to give to friends and family. Real books. Beautiful books. Books you put on display, not away. Among the best this year is a comprehensive look at American still-life painting. Another reveals how Dutch painting in its heyday helped distinguish high from low in Dutch society. There's a book about the most-photographed 19th-century American and another about a well-traveled sphinx. There are books on the beauty of dragonflies, flowers, and even New Jersey, and much more. Prices given are list, but discounts are common.

You can read the piece via the below link:

You can also visit Frank Wilson's popular literary blog at

Note: When I think of coffee-table books I think of Kramer's coffee-table book on - coffee-tables...

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