Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

{Ed. Note: Thank you to Peter Koch and Robert Bringhurst for assisting me by pointing out some embarrassing type-o’s and other items needing correction. I have always remarked that the editor of Books and Vines better never leave his day job!} Michelangelo (1475-1564, full name Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) is synonymous with the High Renaissance and Mannerism.  His influence on Western Art is beyond measurement. In … Continue reading Hard High-Country Poems, by Michelangelo, Peter Koch Printers (2015), & Michelangelo: Sonnets, Allen Press (1991)

Religio Medici, Sir Thomas Browne, Printed by John Henry Nash for the Limited Editions Club (1939)

Good book design tempts the reader. Well designed books cry out from the bookshelf to be looked at, to marvel at, to run your fingers across the pages, and, of course, to read. Subjects or titles that otherwise do not call your name become interesting, teasing you, daring you to NOT indulge in them. Of course, this reverse psychology is exactly what these dastardly books want, … Continue reading Religio Medici, Sir Thomas Browne, Printed by John Henry Nash for the Limited Editions Club (1939)