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Posted January 4, 2012
Mesmorizing photography, fascinating subjects
The photography in this book is a joy to behold, beautiful, intimate, and wildly fascinating. The subjects chosen are equally enthralling. However, I do agree with a previous review that the narrative gets confusing as it does not always match the beautiful photographs. The close up of Emily Dickinson's dress is amazing, and Virginia Woolfe's writing desk!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 28, 2011
Beautifully photgraphed, just as I knew it would be.
As I had hoped, the photography is beautifully done. Each photo steeps the reader in the feeling of that space. The writing is enjoyable, too: mixing historical passages with Leibovitz' comments and persepctive. My only complaint (a minor one) is that the photos are presented out of sync with the narrative. I think I would have enjoyed reading about the photos and their subjects within the same 'chapter' as the photos themselves. That somewhat jumbled presentation doesn't detract from the enjoyment of the book, though.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.