A treasure of a gift for the well-read woman, this collection brings together 50 stirring portraits, in watercolor and in word, of literature’s most well-read female characters. Anna Karenina, Clarissa Dalloway, Daisy Buchanan…each seems to live on the page through celebrated artist Samantha Hahn’s evocative portraits and hand-lettered quotations, with the pairing of art and text capturing all the spirit of the character as she was originally written. In the hand and in the reading, here is a new classic for the book lover’s library.
“Samantha Hahn, an illustrator who works in watercolor, has a knack for capturing the fluidity of a costume and the gloss of an eye or lip.”— The New York Times
“…the prettiest (and coolest) book we’ve ever seen” —Glamour Magazine UK
“Gorgeous…exquisite in every way…I can’t take my hands off of this book—I seriously love it and will definitely be buying copies to give to my friends”—Decor8
“Samantha Hahn’s gorgeously illustrated book…may very well be one of the best things ever.”—Rookie Magazine
Press: The New York Times (Sunday Book Review/Visuals column) 12/15/13 | The Huffington Post | Glamour Magazine UK | Glamour Magazine | Lucky Magazine | Elle Magazine | New York Magazine/The Cut | Daily Candy | Refinery 29 | Bust Magazine | Nylon Magazine | Rookie Magazine | XOJane (UK) | Flavorwire | Book By Its Cover | TopShop | The Weekend Edition (Au) | Aritzia Magazine| Decor8 | Clementine Daily | Oprah Book Club | A Cup of Jo | Design Crush | Lisa Congdon | Portrait Of A Creative | Chronicle Books | Today’s Chicago Woman | Social Stylate | September 2013 issues of Marie Claire and Redbook | November 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine | Anthology Magazine (issue 13) | New York Public Library exhibit (October 2013)| Harper’s Bazaar (Ukraine) (cover of the cultural section and feature in the December 2013 issue)| Canada.com| Women’s Health Magazine | Chatelaine Magazine (December 2013)|Entertainment Weekly (December 2013) | SFGate| The Huffington Post (gift guide)| Coquette| Amazon Best Books of 2013
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