- 'If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.' —Emily Dickinson
We find her in a world apart, escaping from routine in the pages of a novel. Searching a more serious work to broaden her horizons or transform her life. Poring over a long-awaited letter. The reading woman herself is a complex story that has fascinated generations of artists. A book can stop time, transcend circumstances, and take the reader away from the everyday. The paintings presented here achieve the same thing, and just as the reading woman has temporarily set herself free from her life’s narrative, so can we leave ours as we contemplate her image. This calendar presents twenty exquisite paintings by eighteen artists, each intrigued by a woman who is in turn captivated by the written word. Well-chosen words on the pleasures of reading, from historic and contemporary female readers and writers alike, accompany each image.
- 120 pages with Wire-O binding and a soft cover with flaps
- Size: 6 x 8¼ in.
- Item#: 978-0764972881