Episode 348 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast
In this episode of the CMP, a review of Bibliophile, by Jane Mount. I absolutely love this book of book art, book stack art, book info, and a focus on book spines, and I encourage you to check it out! Jane’s book stack art is incredible, and seeing her stacks in this book opens up this idea for personal use and contemplation. What books would go in your stack? What books changed your life? What books, together, really summarize who you are? What books represent comfort? There’s a bit of a nudge at the end of this show about listing/drawing/illustrating your own stack (or a few), but you’ll have to listen through to the end for that.
(An interview question [or even sometimes it appears as a dreaded ice breaker] that always freezes me involves naming a favorite book, so thinking of stacks is something that definitely feels worthwhile!)
This book contains stacks of books in a wide range of fascinating and enticing categories, and looking at these stacks definitely felt actionable to me. In the niche areas that are of interest, I definitely can see reading my way through the illustrated stack. I think that’s an excellent way to use this book, and something about this kind of visual list felt perfect and exciting in terms of building a TBR (to be read) list.
Also in this show, the sharing of books (and the awkward and guilty reality of books never returned), an unfulfilled plan to illustrate stacks before getting rid of books, and more.
(Thank you to Pam for encouraging me to take a look at this book and thus “sharing” it with me.)
Mentioned in this Episode:
- Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany (the book)
- Bibliophile Notes (cards)
- My Ideal Bookshelf (Thessaly La Force, Jane Mount)
- Jane Mount website
- Ideal Bookshelf website
- Illustrated Bookshelves of Famous Artists’ and Writers’ Favorite Books
- This Artist Turns Book Collections Into Quietly Powerful Paintings
- Jane Mount’s Pinterest board of Book Spines
- MY IDEAL BOOKSHELF Art by Jane Mount Edited by Thessaly La Force (video)