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And now for the review ... Well, I'm always impressed with Lark books in general, and with anything put out by Martha Sielman. The combination of the two makes for a beautiful reading and browsing experience. The paperback cover is sturdy and the pages are very high quality, so that the pictures (after all, that's what we buy these books for!) are large, sharp and clear. As far as I can tell from the images of art quilts that I've actually seen in person, the color reproduction is spot-on.
There is a clear Table of Contents that is broken down by artist and by gallery type ... Happiness, Contemplation, Community, Icons, Family and Friends, Work, and Play. I love being able to compare and contrast the individual works in these categories. In addition, there is an alphabetical Artist Index, plus 21 well-written profiles of major artists.
Of course, I long for profiles on each of the other 100 artists, but you can only cram so much into a beautifully-produced art book, retail priced at $24.95! Martha has done a masterful job of selecting the artists, the art, and the photography for this book ... not to mention the writing. I am a happy owner of this new treasure, and it's definitely a "keeper"!