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August 18, 2010

More Than Words

Last month, I was in New York for the day and found myself browsing through the books at Anthropologie. As usual, I briefly glanced through the clothes (don't get me wrong, I do love clothes), but then I would stop and flip through every single book I found in front of me.

The book, "More Than Words: Illustrated Letters From The Smithsonian's Archive of American Art" by Liza Kirwin was a gem of a find. The right words will always find its way to someone but when these words are accompanied by a doodle or drawing....

Sigh. So much greater.

I urge you to get this book. It is a beautiful compilation of personal letters by some of the most revered artists, each one decorated with an intimate illustration. Together with their words, they become autobiographical works of art revealing the joys and successes, loves and longings, disappointments and frustrations of their authors' lives.

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Ed Bisese
Ed Bisese Posted Sep 16, 2010
Thank you for al the nice things you say about "More
than Words." I am a big fan of Doodlers Anonymous and married to Liza. She will be so happy that you mentioned her book!

 

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