August 22, 2013

Very Bohemian

Bookshelves floor to ceiling via Moon to Moon

Photos from Moon to Moon my new favorite blog. Very bohemian.

I've had a theory ever since I finished reading Night Studio by Musa Mayer. In the book the author, daughter of great American painter Philip Guston, talks about how different she felt growing up.

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     "We were different, that was it. Our life was bohemian, romantic. An adventure".

She talks about the importance of meeting other kids she could relate to, who had artwork hanging and bookshelves lining their living rooms.

Bohemian bookshelf via Moon to Moon
In my wrestling and restless search for a more cultural environment to live in, I've decided to pay particular attention to those who live with or without bookshelves in their homes.

I'm on a mission to make friends with as many book loving bohemians I can find.

My own meager bookshelf
more meager bookshelves

my house


ajberg32 said...

Ok, I agree with you on the book reading, but when they're put on shelves I think it becomes all aesthetics. Some of the best writers and readers I know only have a few books in their houses, while some of the least-read people I know have shelves full of books they've never opened. I guess it's a variation of never judge a book by it's cover: Never judge a reader, or the depth of her culture, by the books on her shelves.

Samantha Palmeri said...

Your point well taken! This would be an interesting topic to research...the bookshelves of the most prolific writers. Just took a trip to Washington Irving's house in Tarrytown NY. His study is perfectly preserved with his desk where he wrote and his bookshelf full of beautiful volumes of books. I just personally can't imagine getting rid of such objets d'art