September 1, 2019 The summer is almost over (which, in sunny Los Angeles, is not a problem, of course!) and we are back to reading, thinking and talking about art and books, this time over mimosas.
While we were on Summer break, I was reading, making a TO READ list, and collecting books. I’d love to share them with you and will have a stack for you to look through. If you’d like to bring something from your own library, please do!
I propose that this time we each pick our own book and for the next 6 weeks we will read and make notes as to why we would suggest reading it or not. 🙂
So please join me for the opening of the Fall art bookclub season.
Apr. ’19 – May ’19 We are reading Francis Bacon in Your Blood by Michael Peppiatt. Published by Bloomsbury USA.
Feb. ’19 – Mar. ’19 We are reading A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger by Joshua Sperling, publisher by Verso (2018)
Dec. ’18 – Jan. ’19 We are reading Art As Therapy by a modern philosopher Alain De Botton and an art historian John Armstrong.
“Using a range of examples from Vermeer to Bansky, they show how we can use works of art to assist in dealing with sorrow, in self-understanding and making sense of our experiences.” Phaidon Press
Calling all the artsy bookworms!
I am starting a book club that will focus on art related reading (at times, loosely related): biographies, interviews, memoirs, reviews, conversations, essays, and yes! fiction (that would be a good example of “loosely”).
I want to invite anyone who loves reading and have interest, even slight, in artistic creativity to join me to read together, to discuss books, art, literary likes and dislikes, share and comment, offer reading suggestions and just enjoy a great company of like-minded people.
LA gatherings will be held once a month. 3 book selections, made up from my research and your suggestions, would be e-mailed to the members of the club for voting before each meet-up and the collective choice would be announced during our get-togethers.
You can also be a remote member and just follow the book announcements.
Side note: Being a member of a book club doesn’t mean you are expected to read every book and come to every meet-up. Active participation is a choice, not an obligation; and reading is a pleasure, not a chore. Hope our journey in the world of art books will be educational, engaging and entertaining, and will bring many interesting people into our lives.
To join the mailing list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Your Artsy Book Club” in the subject, little intro and your favorite literary genres.
Looking forward to reading together!