Thursday, June 18, 2009

Amazing Offerings

Trompe l'Oeil is a fascinating exploration via art into the deceptions our eyes can lead us into. When the blogger was a middle-schooler our family traveled to the DMZ in Korea. One of the many impressions that remained with her was how the North Koreans had used Trompe L'Oeil to create an illusion of their buildings being just "that much" grander, all in an effort to project superiority. Funny how the news there stays the same no matter how many years go by. At any rate, this book, Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe l'Oeil painting will give you a look at history through a different perspective. It is a hardcover with a DJ, appears unused and is $300 at Friends1.

What Wegman did with Weimeraners, noted New Zealand photographer Rachel Hale has done with Newfoundlands. These dogs, "Newfies" are the gentle giants of the dog world. The book of photographs, New-found-friends, portrays them in many poses, some funny and some pensive. This is an excellent book for a dog lover of any type. It is $75 at Friends1.

The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention by Judith Wellman is the story of the women's rights movement in this country. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was the linchpin holding the disparate groups together at Seneca Falls that year, and this book details her success. This copy is paperback and in unused condition. It is $19.50 at Friends1.

If you are a current Friends member, you can get any of these books locally without paying postage. Just let us know via e-mail!


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