Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Top Ten Lists

Pantone : The 20th Century in Color is appearing on many Top Ten lists of books published this year in the field of Art & Design. My daughter, who edited the book, wrote about that happy fact here.

Looking at other people's Top Ten book lists for 2011, I started thinking about making one myself 

Iphigenia in Forest Hills : anatomy of a murder trial / Janet Malcolm

Sempre Susan : a memoir of Susan Sontag / Sigrid Nunez

From drawing to painting : Poussin, Watteau, Fragonard, David, & Ingres / Pierre Rosenberg

A gambling man : Charles II's Restoration game / Jenny Uglow

My mother's lover / Urs Widmer ; translated by Donal McLaughlin

A summer of drowning / John Burnside

The privileges : a novel / Jonathan Dee

The pen friend / Ciaran Carson

The curious incident of the dog in the night-time / Mark Haddon

Portrait jewels : opulence and intimacy from the Medici to the Romanovs / Diana Scarisbrick