particularly when it comes to art books, and especially when it comes to museum catalogs. Between October 2009 and January 2010, I acquired 10 exhibition catalogs and a handful of critical/survey texts. They’re beautiful books with lush illustrations and scholarly writings — not your typical coffee-table art books you find at B&N.
1. American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life 1765-1915 (The Met)
2. Drawings & Prints: Masterpieces from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
3. MoMA Highlights (MoMA)
4. Bauhaus: Workshops for Modernity: 1919-1933 (MoMA)
5. Playing with Pictures: The Art of the Victorian Photocollage (The Arts Institute of Chicago)
6. Tim Burton (MoMA)
7. James Ensor (MoMA)
8. Kirchner and the Berlin Street (MoMA)
9. Claude Monet: Waterlilies (MoMA)
10. Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art
11. A Century of American Printmaking: 1880-1980 by James Watroux
12. Modern Art in Common Culture by Thomas Crow
13. Bauhaus by Magdalena Droste
This might explain why 1. I’m broke, and 2. I had to order another bookshelf.