10 of the Best Holiday Books You Probably Haven’t Read
The Box of Delights (New York Review Children's Collection) by John Masefield. $13.69. 312 pages. Author: John Masefield. Series - New York Review Children's Collection. Reading level: Ages 9 and up. Publisher: NYR Children's Collection (October 23, 2007)
Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life
Codex Seraphinianus: Luigi Serafini: In 1976, Italian artist, architect, and designer Luigi Serafini, only 27 at the time, set out to create an elaborate encyclopedia of imaginary objects and creatures "Codex Seraphinianus" is resurrected in a lavish new edition by Rizzoli
Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1665). subtle changes of light and focus seems to anticipate photography: some features appear in focus, while others seem out of focus, and objects are depicted with a foreshortening that resembles that seen in photographs.