Princeton Architectural Press
Princeton Architectural Press Classic Paperbacks
Piece together your own colorful collection of vintage paperback book covers! Classic Paperbacks 1000 Piece Puzzle features artist Richard Baker’s incredible paintings of beloved real books, including works by Emily Dickinson, Richard Wright, Sandra Cisneros, and Susan Sontag, among other literary luminaries. Each book portrait” captures the signs of wear that all bibliophiles can appreciate from their own most-loved reads. The perfect gift for book lovers and collectors everywhere.”
Painter Richard Baker works within the genre of still life, but elbow[s] out the edges of it,” he says, incorporating landscape and portraiture in non-traditional ways. With palpable nostalgia for the pre-ebook era, he depicts paperback editions from the 1960s and ’70s, faithfully portraying not only the front cover’s original details, but also signs of its passage through time-creases, worn bindings, and all.”
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