Today's #aluseasonsreadings picks are prezzies for the art aficionados on your gift list – the ones who are usually first in line for that special gallery exhibit and whose homes are lovingly adorned with their favourite creative works.
Is your giftee's coffee table looking a little bare within a home otherwise full of colour and culture? Dress up their living room AND their tea-time conversations with
111 West Coast Literary Portraits (Mother Tongue Publishing) by Barry Peterson who delivers the who's who of both emerging and well-known west coast authors. Included within are photographer Blaise Enright's intimate portraits of literary stars like Marilyn Dumont, Al Purdy, Alice Munro and more in the comfort of their own personal spaces, giving us deeper insights into their lives and the influences that have lead to the body of work that represents this iconic region of the country.
Give your geek something to get excited about this holiday season! Robert Pasternak's
Place Into Being (At Bay Press) innovates the comic book form that lovers of the genre know so well. Instead, readers can expect to be pushed to the edge of those familiarities and given an entirely new form of art – a crown jewel, whose beauty is found in its sequential and cerebral mind benders. Best enjoyed during a 4:20pm snack break.
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