I saw SPECK: A curious collection of uncommon things in the store and then left it behind in a mad fit at register lines that were too long. Two days later, I was back in the store–couldn’t let it go.
I love this book. It fits somehow with Drawing from Life: The Journal as Art, and I wonder if the two books have the same editor? It’s a collection of views into other people’s minds, affirmation of things I’ve thought to do and never followed up on (had my own collection of cat whiskers until I moved).
I wish it had a little more background on HOW these artists managed their inventory–my experience suggests that for every “finished” and shared project, there are dozens in the wings, cluttering up the studio. But OK. Think Edward Tufte on Small Multiples–what an amazing amount of information is generated when information is collected and presented over time.
Did I say I love this book?