Monday, October 19, 2009

Mailbox Monday

I only have one Mailbox Monday book, but it is a good one! While on a business trip to Chicago last week, I had time for a quick visit to the Art Institute where they had the most incredible special exhibit on Victorian Photocollage. Being an avid scrapbooker myself and fascinated by collage in particular, I was mesmerized by the exhibit. So I was very excited to pick up a souvenir: The Marvelous Album of Madame B: Being the Handiwork of a Victorian Lady of Considerable Talent, a replica of one of the main scrapbooks on display. Here is an example of "Victorian Photocollage":

8 comments :

DCMetroreader said...

The Chicago Art Institute is wonderful! Did you have a chance to see the Chagall windows?

Enjoy your literary souvenir!

Serena said...

gorgeous book, and I bet the exhibit was even better! Happy reading

Mary said...

I was going to ask you if you saw the Chagall windows! I see DCMetroreader beat me : ) It's a wonderful museum. Love the Renoirs and Seurat, as well. Happy reading!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I love scrapbooking too - what a treasure. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Rebecca Reid said...

Awesome! I live in the Chicago suburbs but I rarely make it down town. I've been craving an Art Institute visit and that sounds like an awesome exhibit!

bermudaonion said...

Both the art exhibit and the book look fascinating.

Rose City Reader said...

I spent several hours at the museum -- including the Chagall windows. Amazing. I concentrated on European Modern , pre-1960 because that was an area I am less familiar with. And the furniture rooms because I love those.

But the Victorian exhibit was incredible. I laughed out loud a couple of times, the pages were so clever.

Chicago in general is such an amazing city. I walked all over the central area and along the lake and just loved it.

Marie said...

Nice! :-)

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