As the three people who read this blog know I'm a big fan of the hardcover book.
Big. Stalker-like. Fan (1).
This might explain the minor irritation I found myself experiencing when looking at this LA Times piece on bookshelves. An online feature that, for some reason, includes bookshelves with no books on them.
It makes me think of the clothing ads where a stylist bends a model into some ridiculous, spine-breaking slouch, wets them down and then drapes a completely impossible clothing combination on this human coatrack. The photographic image is almost always cool and visually arresting.
But its ability to exist in the real world?
So what's with the bookless bookshelves LA Times? It's like the American Library Association hired Abercrombie & Fitch to shoot their new literacy campaign.
1. I have now visited The American Painter Emma Dial three different times. Trying to square away the job front is getting a little stressful but it is doing great things for reducing my material intake.