Maria Popova @ Brain Pickings is going to be very dangerous to me. She links to some amazing stuff, including clueing me into this beautiful book. It’s got all my favorites: great illustrations, beautiful colors, smart, interesting info in an easily digestible form. I wouldn’t have known it was so great from the cover, but if you get a chance, peak inside and be overwhelmed with it’s marvelousness!
20% off everything in store, which would make everything $20 instead of $25
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The Golden Book Encyclopedia * Book 6 * Erosion to Geysers, 1959
Why of why, when I google this book, are the value of this book go from a high of $68.84 to a low of $4.92?? My book doesn’t have its spine anymore, so I feel OK about cutting it up. But I certainly wouldn’t want to cut up a $68 book. Speaking of that, I saw an incredible book at Goodwill yesterday: Rimskittle, 1926. They were asking $25 for it, crazy expensive for Goodwill, but on googling it, I saw it could go for quite a bit higher. The cover was not in good shape, and I am tired of putting money into junky things, so I am not going to buy it. But the pictures are excellent! I would love to frame them! The colors are brillant and the illustrations are as sweet as can be.
A great new picture up at Gotcha Cha Cha.
From the book “Technique of Bandaging and Splinting”, 1945. This is from a bizarre book I found, with pictures of 1940’s style people in bandages. The illustrations are great. They are done by Guy Brown Wiser who I was able to Google successfully. At this blog you can learn all about him. I also found this from Ask Art.com:
Born in Marion, IN on Feb. 10, 1895. Wiser graduated from Cornell University in 1917. He then served in WWI as an Air Force pilot before returning to South Bend, IN where he practiced architecture. During 1924-26 he studied art in Paris with Despujols and with Charles Hawthorne at Cape Cod. He taught for nine years at Ohio State University before moving to Los Angeles in 1934 and then taught at Scripps College for two years. During the years 1925-57 he illustrated about 80 books for various book companies. He died in Fallbrook, CA on March 30, 1983. Exh: County Fair (LA), 1935; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1935; Pasadena High School, 1936; Academy of Western Painters (LA), 1936.
I framed this yesterday. It is from the vintage “Bandages” book I found. There are a lot of funky pictures in that book, but the challenge is to find a picture that stands on it’s own as interesting. I like how this came out. I like the red mount board, and the gold frame.
I have not taken proper pictures to put up for sale on etsy, but hope to early next week. I forgot to photograph it without the glass, so now I have to cope with that impediment.
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