The Secret MuseumMolly Oldfield

In many ways, this is an excellent and intriguing book. Oldfield managed to gain access to sixty museums and was allowed to view objects never seen by the public.  Each entry covers one of these objects.  They range from the sad – Anne Frank’s friendship book, and sketches …

David Stephenson

Heavenly Vaults: From Romanesque to Gothic in European Architecture catalogs dozens of vaulted ceilings.  Each one, shot from a prone position below, is a masterpiece. The ability of humans with nothing but crude tools and sweat-labor to make some magnificent structures is mind-boggling.  We have wildly advanced tools, …

ArcheaologyArcheology Magazine

A truly fantastic magazine. Articles range from current digs in Iran recently opened for the first time in 30 years, to an urban archeological dig being done through the floor of a room in a fully functioning motel. No one country or time period receives any special emphasis. …