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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Looking at Books: From Fleming to Wharton

Book cover design has been a reoccurring topic of interest for SC so I wanted to help spread the word about Vintage Books' new presence on tumblr. If you're interested in the Saul Bass-inspired covers created for the reissue of Ian Fleming's 007 series, or maybe Vintage's take on Edith Wharton's work, the design team's blog will be worth exploring.

And speaking of Wharton, the 150th birthday celebration continues. On August 19 at 5 p.m., architectural historian Richard Guy Wilson will visit the Gilded Age writer's country house in the Berkshires; it's the focus of his upcoming book, Edith Wharton at Home: Life at the Mount.

Taking advantage of this "uniquely autobiographical" place, a bit later Kate Bolick, Adam Gopnik and scores of other acclaimed writers will participate in a 21st century literary house party at The Mount, Berkshire Wordfest 2012, scheduled for September 14 -16. Tickets are available online.

[Lilly Library, Indiana University archive photos of Wharton's later library in France
 from Edith Wharton: A House Full of Rooms by Theresa Craig.]

Related past posts: Library Thing: More Wharton...

[Gary Hume's official Paralympic poster 2012]

and design and Paralympic Posters.


quintessence said...

Oh thank you Courtney. I didn't know about Vintage's new tumblr and since this was my corner of the world for years, I'll be checking it out as soon as I sign of here. Hope your summer is going well!

StagerLinda said...

Great books. Michael Smith is one of my favs. Flipping through a book is such inspiration--food for the sole.

Style Court said...

Q -- thanks! Hope you're having a nice summer too. The new tumblr is right up your alley :)

Brooke Michie said...

Great post. Checking out the tumblr now...and thanks for the Edith Wharton head's up. She is a favorite of mine!

Style Court said...

Thanks, Brooke! Have you seen Grace Coddington's Wharton spread in the new September Vogue (American)? It's gorgeous. You'd appreciate it.