Why are some books put forward and declared to be
“outstanding”, while other are barely noticed?
Every month we discover some of the books that mean
something to us; books that touched, surprised or intrigued us.
Check back regularly to see what we couldn’t put down and
what we’re adding to our Luster library.
me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements, New York Times Book
critic Dwight Garner offers a visual survey of book
advertisements, plucked from yellowing newspapers, journals and magazines large
and small, from across the United States during the twentieth century' —
more than 300 of them, to be precise, including some of modern history’s most
beloved literary classics by favorite authors like Susan Sontag, Kurt Vonnegut, Joan Didion, Anaïs Nin and Ray Bradbury.
Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks With their snippets of poetry, drawings,
film storyboards, thoughts, plans and photographs, Derek Jarman's sketchbooks
offer a rare insight into an artist's mind at work.
Art of McSweeney's A coffee-table retrospective of twelve years
of McSweeney’s, told issue-by-issue and book-by-book, and, focusing
on the text-heavy, deliberately arcane design that marks everything Dave Eggers
has ever touched. Also included are hundreds of
images, interviews with artists and authors such as Chris Ware and Michael Chabon,
and a really neat folding jacket/poster covered with stories by Dave Eggers on
one side, and a myriad of Charles Burns–drawn faces on the other. Be amazed.