12 Jul 2022
Hello, In my last post, I wrote about my recent bookstore tour and promised to share my list of new books with you! And here you are, the list of books inspiration below.
- “Československé lázně” – a small book published Olympia in 1979. I found it in a box in front of an antique bookstore Spálená 53 (Prague). Decided that I have to have it, because I have visited three towns with springs in the Czech Republic, but I still know nothing about it 🙂 By the way, here are the posts with my sketches from Mariánské Lázně.
- “Technika Kresby” (“Drawing Technique”) by Karel Teissig (published in 1986) – also from this antique bookstore! This is a book with lots of inspiring images and drawing lessons using different tools and materials. It will definitely help me improve my drawing skills as well as my Czech language!
- “Pencil” by Eve Blackwood & Selwyn Leamy – I bought this book at other bookstore, all the following books are not antiques. And I already posted some of the exercises from this book in a previous post.
- And to finish my selection of drawings, I’ll list “Illustrators” magazine here. I want to check it out and maybe buy a subscription because it has so many beautiful illustrations created by such talented artists!
- “The complete Maus” by Art Spiegelman – this book has been on my wish list for so long! Happy that I now have this graphic novel.
- Two volumes of “Before the coffee gets cold” by Toshikazu Kawaguchi. They drew me in with their beautiful covers and interesting short descriptions on the cover. What could be more interesting than a journey back in time?
I hope to find time to read all these books soon (after I finish reading the driving school book :)). Otherwise it will only confirm my obsession with books… I think there is even a scientific name for it – “tsundoku” or just “shopaholic”.
Have a great week!
P.S. Please check out my shop! Here is bookmark of the picture from the cover of the post!