Well, I have attempted this project twice now so far -- once in 2012 and again in 2013. My rate of success has only been two books per year so far. Oh, well. I won't be deterred -- this is my year to peruse! (And if it's not, oh well -- are the Perusal Police going to arrest me?)
I covered two last year and I acquired a single additional TBP book, so my number now stands at 13. My newest is 100 Years of Fashion and I should totally plan to peruse that the month I read Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible.
As a refresher... these are art books I own that I haven't made time to peruse so I have created this "To Be Perused" (TBP) list to motivate me to crack these open. I will attempt to peruse one per month and report on it here.
Now that I have done four of these, I know that part of the reason I get bogged down is that I like to post a lot of photos and that takes way more time than a text-only post. Not making any excuses, but I do need to make sure I leave more time for the write ups.
Without further ado, here are my TBP books:
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In alphabetical order, they are:
- 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman
- Art for the People: The Rediscovery and Preservation of Progressive and WPA-Era Murals in the Chicago Public Schools, 1904-1943 by Heather Becker
- Art of Modern Rock by Paul Grushkin
- The Audrey Hepburn Treasures by Ellen Erwin
- Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home by Holly Becker
- Design*Sponge at Home by Grace Bonney
- East Bay Then and Now by Dennis Evanosky
- Helvetica and the New York City Subway System: The True (Maybe) Story by Paul Shaw
- Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins by Dan Austin (Author), Sean M. Doerr (Photographer)
- Plymouth in Vintage Postcards by Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens
- Prom by Mary Ellen Mark
- Punk House: Interiors in Anarchy by Abby Banks
- Robert Bechtle: A Retrospective by Janet Bishop
Lucky 13! This is my year, babe! Heh.