Would you like to know what we have been studying? Listed below are recent books, videos, podcasts, etc… that we have educated ourselves with. Possibly you would glean from them too?

Posted – 21 January 2019

Nemours – A Portrait of Alfred I. duPont’s House
by: Dwight Young and Grace Gary

Architecture, graphic design, fine art, literature… they all go together, correct? At least we think so. We found Nemours to be a very relaxing, encouraging, and inspirational read about an amazing man and his struggles with the hard hands he was delt and how he over came them. From losing both parents at a young age, bad marriages, going deaf, and business deals gone sour, Alfred I. duPont persevered and refused to let anyone or anything stand in his way. A visit to DE is now on our list of things to do! Thank you Mr. Young and Ms. Gary for bringing his life to light.

Posted – 2 January 2019

posters 77 plates in full color
Posters – 77 Plates in Full Color
by: Attilio Rossi

Thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend, we acquired a library membership from the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA. While there, we indulged in a small stack of what we hope are great reads; this being one of them. Susan doesn’t particularly care for the type of artwork showcased on the pages, but she still gleaned from the overall composition of the book. Her heart not only palpitated from climbing four stories in the library to the graphic design section, but also from looking at the many shelves of titles she can’t wait to thumb through. Oh to grace Oakland again soon!