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)


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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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