9.25.2009

A Very Small Stack:: The Book Garden II



Sitting near the Very Tall Stack is a Very Small Stack.
Only two books atop a much traveled vintage crocodile suitcase .. .
the top book is one that constantly delights with stunning
photographs and commentary: Allure by Diana Vreeland.

I adore red books - and this is , by far, my favorite.
I like to keep it accessible and often pull it off the
Very Small Stack to leave it open and marvel at the
images within.



So stunning !
The treasures within this little corner of my book garden
take my breath away and never fail to bring a bit of elegance
to my small simple world.
Images of images ... . . all full of the power to transform
& transmute me to another place / another time.
Who could resist Maria Callas, seemingly screaming down
at Madame DV, as she puffs away in her very singular world ?

Could the cover of the book which encompasses such visual power
be anything but R E D ... .. .. .

I think not.
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13 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I don't own this book - but my mother does, and I enjoy looking through it when I visit. So many photographs! It's a wonderful volume. And it's always sitting out somewhere - which I believe is because it's too big to fit into a bookcase LOL.

Alaine said...

I like red books, too. I read about Diana Vreeland recently in Vogue Australia's 50th Edition.

Chrisy said...

That's a gorgeous looking book...even without opening it you can tell it's going to be wonderful...hope you have a lovely weekend honey and get to do some nice things...

studioJudith said...

Does it surprise anyone that Tristan has a Mother with this book??
(mine just has Good Housekeeping .. .)
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Alaine - Thanks for admitting to being another red book lover !
( I felt that statement sounded more
than a bit shallow and almost left it out)

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Chrisy - I'd so love it if we could sit down with a cup of tea and flip through this beauty together.

Sanity Fair said...

I love your book garden!

Judy said...

Red Books - love them we must have that in common! Nice post

vicki archer said...

I have not seen it Judith but it looks amazing and like something i would adore...Have a wonderful weekend, xv.

Kitty Shepherd said...

I like the look of this little red book but I don’t know it at all so I am going to have to try and hunt it down.

I am planning to watch a film tonight - guess what it is???
84 Charring Cross Road, I have seen it before and I absolutely LOVE it.

Are you something of a Helene Hanff? You appear to speak with the same passion about books as she does. I don’t know about you but I feel blogging is rather reminiscent of this story, the same subtle exchanging of life fragments to people we don’t know who are often far far away. Food for thought; and I like small books.

My Castle in Spain said...

Judith, i don't know what i like most : your suitcase or this fabulous book!
La Callas had it all to me, talent, atypical beauty, passion...
Thanks for sharing this book !
xoxo

(on a more trivial matter i've just posted the recipe of tarte tatin!)

Ingrid Mida said...

Red is best!

Susan Lang @ Designing Your Dream Home said...

Your comment, along with others on my post about Pass Christian, MS gave me warm feelings- knowing people who read my blog know about Pass Christian- and care. Yes, it did and will again, have the best porches! thanks for commenting. ...susan

paris parfait said...

Oh yes, red is the perfect colour for such a diva as DV!

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