Thursday, December 18, 2008

What Is That! Velvet?


Start shelling out your shekels for the latest book-as-decorating-object, Black Velvet Masterpieces ($24.95, Chronical Books), an über-cute visual biography of the kitschy art form of black velvet paintings . Even those who loathe the highly underrated genre will be charmed by the whimsical paintings. The delicious image trove serves as a history of an era and a call to aesthetic that should be cherished. It even comes with directions to make your own Black Velvet Masterpiece! Perfect (and affordable) gift for the holidays ...

Shoplist: Chronical Books, Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com

1 comment:

chase said...

This is a fun book and I never thought of black velvet paintings as an artform like that cool