Objects of Perfection: Books to Look At and to Read | Wyatt’s World

Sometimes the best thing a book can offer a reader is not its text but its visuals. These books promise to immerse readers in dual pleasures.

  • Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: With Artwork by Yayoi Kusama by Lewis Carroll (Penguin Global)
  • 100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod by Scott Christianson (Plume)
  • Elegantissima: The Design and Typography of Louise Fili by Louise Fili   (Princeton Architectural Press)
  • My Ideal Bookshelf art by Jane Mount, edited by Thessaly La Force (Little, Brown)
  • I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail illustrated by Ramsingh Urveti (Tara Books)


Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at Readers_Shelf@comcast.net


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