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an argument for looking at books instead of reading them

In 2006, Andy Spade curated the above installation celebrating beautiful book covers, posters and post cards for his beloved handbag company. After traveling to Japan, the installation, aptly titled, “An Argument for Looking at Books Instead of Reading Them,” ended at Colette (the famous French department store that I so longingly want to visit!). Of the exhibit, Colette noted, “...Andy is as impressed with striking, unusual book jackets as he is with quality literature. From art exhibition catalogs found in second-hand bins to rare first edition titles, the book collection has been built to surround Kate Spade product and give dimension to the company’s aesthetic.” I would just die to have some of these pieces hanging on my wall... wouldn’t you?! 

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i love great book illustration! i wish i had the means to collect book art!

nanne in indiana by way of alabama

05.27.2011 | Unregistered Commenternanne

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