A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a person’s mind can get both provocation and privacy. ~Edward P. Morgan
I love beautiful coffee table books too and the covers are what always attract my attention at first. At some point I’ll have to stop collecting them but they’re always captivating to look through.
Here are some of my favorites:
My mom bought me this book by makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin when it first came out years ago. I couldn’t make it to the book signing in New York which was unfortunate as I really wanted to meet him. At the time I was studying esthetics and makeup artistry at George Brown College in Toronto.
The transformations found inside this large hardcover book are unbelievable. Kevyn was ahead of his time but the same principles apply today. He made up all the top models and actresses – the photos are gorgeous. To this day Cindy Crawford credits him with teaching her everything she knows about applying makeup application.
Here’s one I can really relate to – a book about what else?
If there’s a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
Okay, maybe not exactly coffee table style but my brother Brad wrote all of them.
I keep them on my book shelf.
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
I am a drinker with writing problems – Brendan Behan