Everyone knows that my house is full of books. Yves and I turn stacks into nightstands, coasters (eek!), and decorations for the walls. We have an addiction - healthy but cluttering. So we solved the problem by buying yet another bookshelf. . . and purchased more books to fill it. Three of my new favorites are:
1. The Grammar of Ornament by Owen Jones
I wish I could time travel to shake Jones' hand. Such a beautiful collection of patterns.
2. Indian Miniature Painting by Anjan Chakraverty
A wonderful collection and history of one of my favorite styles of painting, covering the Buddhist palm-leaf manuscript illuminations of the 11th - 13th century and the "Company" paintings made for European patrons in the late 18th and 19th century
3. Edge of Desire by Chaitanya Sambrani
A must have book featuring a collection of the most dynamic contemporary artists in India