For those of you that liked the Abelardo Morell shots from yesterday, I forgot to mention that you can get some for your coffee table via his A Book of Books, a collection of his book-related photographs.
Drooling over Morell’s images yesterday only made me hungry for more book photography. And look what I found:
This gem is On Reading, a compilation of André Kertész’ photographs. I found it at the SFMOMA store (which never disappoints me). From the MOMA website: “André Kertész was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium’s history. Taken between 1920 and 1970, these photographs capture people reading in many parts of the world. Kertész’s images celebrate the absorptive power and pleasure of this solitary activity and speak to readers everywhere.” I think it would make a perfect coffee table book for both literature lovers and photographers. Check out the gallery here with loads of amazing photographs.
I also found that there is a Kertész exhibit running until March 22, 2009 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Michigan. Wish I could check that out!