The Rambler: Vintage Book Finds
For me, hunting for vintage is a constant endeavor. I never know what I may happen across when I pop into my tried and true haunts or scour garage sales and flea markets. My latest obsession is looking for vintage books. Art and photography, children’s stories, natural history – I find all of this wildly interesting. And whether used as perfect coffee table décor or as a new addition to a personal library, books are always in vogue. Here are a few of my favorite recent finds:
The photo collages in this iconic Hockney art book are compelling because he makes you look at everyday scenarios in a different perspective. You are forced to really see the details in something that is seemingly ordinary and plain.
This is a rare find. I think one of the reasons this is compelling work is because as you scan the vast number of pages (480 in total) the models and their faces begin to look alike. It becomes challenging to discern one face from another, giving insight into this very competitive and commercial industry.