Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ideal Bookshelves

BookshelvesI discovered Jane Mount’s “Ideal Bookshelves” through a post on Design*Sponge’s site. As a librarian, I was drawn to the familiar subject matter, and enjoyed seeing it in a different light. Her paintings are simple, yet convey deeply personal information. It amazes me, the story a quiet shelf of books can inspire.

You might not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot about a person by the books they own. What do your bookshelves say about you?

My shelves? They say that I’m an art lover and maker, and that I enjoy children’s literature. They also say I’m a librarian, because they’re arranged by subject.


Bookshelf images courtesy of Jane Mount.


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