Jean-Louis Scherrer Perfume Giveaway

We have another generous giveaway made possible by Bois de Jasmin’s reader Rainboweyes. She would like to give away an almost full bottle of Jean-Louis Scherrer EDP, 50ml. It’s fresh, sprayed 1-2x. She can send her package anywhere in Europe (sanitized and well-wrapped, of course).

In Rainboweye’s own words, “I would like this giveaway to be art-themed. With all museums closed during lockdown, art books and documentaries are a great remedy that helps me to cope with the challenges of these difficult times. One of my favourites at the moment is ‘Portraits unmasked. The Stories and Secrets Behind the World’s most famous Portraits’ by Michele Robecchi and Francesca Bonazzoli. It tells the stories behind the portrayed individuals, reveals their identities and lives. A very comforting book.”

I would like to thank our entire Bois de Jasmin community for your generosity and kindness, whether it means giveaways like this, advice or comments. 

We are not responsible for leaks or damage during transit or for lost packages.

To participate, please answer these questions. I will randomly draw one winner.

1. What is your favorite art-themed book? It can be an art book, artist’s biography, art history book, or even a movie or documentary.
3. May I contact you via email to notify you of your win and share your email with Rainboweyes?

The contest is now closed. The winner is Despoina. Congratulations! I will be in touch by email soon.

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68 Comments

  • Ugo: 1 Mine is Howl by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, tell the story of Allen Ginsberg.
    2 Yes, you can contact me via mail April 2, 2021 at 8:44am

  • Jolanta: Hello, what a nice surprise!
    My favorite art book recently is Walk Through Walls: A Memoir — Marina Abramovic.
    I would be happy if you contact me 🙂
    Let’s have a wonderful Easter despite the dificult times. April 2, 2021 at 9:32am

    • Rakasa: Thx for the reminder, Jolanta! I’d forgotten I’ve been meaning to hunt this title down. Also heard recently that perfumer Mathieu Nardin deeply admires Marina Abramovic’s
      performances — especially how unbelievably far she pushes her physical and mental limits. He uses Abramovic’s performances as food for thought and questioning in his personal creative work. April 2, 2021 at 3:14pm

  • Jay DeVries: 1. I love “Loving Vincent”, the movie about Vincent Van Goh, created in paintings inspired by and including his own works. It’s just gorgeous.
    2.Yes, you may. April 2, 2021 at 9:33am

  • Victoria: My absolute favorite is a coffee table book I have about Marilyn Monroe!
    And yes you can contact me via email. Thank you. April 2, 2021 at 9:40am

  • Maria Yanushevskaya: My favorite recentrage art book is Silk Road:Peoples, Cultures and Landscapes
    Yes, you can contact me by email April 2, 2021 at 9:44am

  • Alica: I´ve been impressed by “Women, Art and Society” (Whitney Chadwick). Of course you can contact me via e-mail. Thanks. April 2, 2021 at 9:58am

  • Marcy: What a generous offer! It made me think of all the visual driven books I like. If I had to choose one it would be Art That Changed the World by DK Publishers because whatever else I am focused on seeing at times, this is always a good starting point for another road ‘less travelled’. It also combines history with art
    – two lessons for the price of one. Sure, you can use my email. Thank you. April 2, 2021 at 10:08am

  • Giovanna: 1. I hope this counts as “art”: I love having poetry books by my bed in Covid times. I will be following this fascinating thread. 2. Yes, of course. And thank you for the giveaway April 2, 2021 at 10:10am

  • Orla: A recent find through a friends recommendation The secrets of the Louvre by James Gardner is V.Very interesting reading!!!! Can’t wait to visit someday soon. What a wonderful giveaway:)) April 2, 2021 at 10:20am

  • Ana: 1. A favourite art-themed book is The Mystery of Hieronymus Bosch by Peter Dempf.
    2. You can reach me by email.
    🙂 April 2, 2021 at 10:33am

  • Antonia Navarro: My favorite art book is Camille Claudel and Rodin: Fateful Encounter.

    This sculpture exhibition toured around the USA several years ago and came to Detroit at the DIA. My husband and I were very moved by the incredible sculptures of both artists and yet we both felt that Claudel’s work was even more poignant than the master’s. I’ll never forget it. It was a beautifully done exhibit. April 2, 2021 at 11:21am

    • Antonia Navarro: P.S. Thank you for the giveaway and yes, you may contact me. April 2, 2021 at 11:22am

  • Cornelia: 1. Confessions of an Art Addict (Peggy Guggenheim Meimoirs
    Note: I am an artist myself; please see my paintings on http://www.corneliatersanszki.com.
    2. Yes, of course. April 2, 2021 at 11:35am

  • Carmen: So glad for this newsletter and lovely giveaway!
    My favorite art themed book, the one that haunts me is

    “Significant Others” by art historian Whitney Chadwick

    Yes, you may contact me. April 2, 2021 at 12:27pm

  • Carmen: Lovely giveaway and newsletter, thank you
    My favorite art themed book is “Significant Others ” by art historian Whitney Chadwick. It haunts me.

    Feel free to contact me. April 2, 2021 at 12:34pm

  • Anouk: 1 My favourite art documentary is The Art Life about David Lynch. Though I don‘t love every film Lynch directed, this documentary shows him sitting in his atelier, reflecting on his childhood days and simply painting. The way his painting process is shown feels very corporeal, is truly addictive and makes me want to dig my fingers into pots of paint and create for weeks.

    2 Yes. April 2, 2021 at 12:35pm

  • Sarah Hicks: Oh great question!
    1. Really enjoy the book The Art of C.G. Jung And also Gustav Klimt 100 Drawings (book of his incredible sketches).
    2. Yes, of course you can contact me And thank you! April 2, 2021 at 1:15pm

  • Rakasa: My favorite art book is Sunshine & Shadow written by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, a Spanish Impressionist (1863-1923). Sorolla was one of history’s most brilliant artists, yet despite his exhibitions attracting vast attendances, his stunning oil paintings are still not widely known outside Spain. His use of brilliantly high-keyed colour, light and shadow are nothing less than extraordinary — painting with light! His expressive brushwork rivals even the best ever achieved by Jean Singer Sargent. Another jewel in my collection is “Sorolla Chefs D’Ouvre”. More info on is available thru Museo Sorolla in Valencia, Spain. Any book you choose, whether by him or about his paintings, will forever change how you “see” art from then on. No need to put me in the draw; just wanted to share this amazing painter! I live in the USA and already have my very own original Jean Louis Scherrer [both vintage EDP & EDT]. They’ve stored amazingly well. It’s always a treat to wear and share the smooth elegance of these truly unique chypres! April 2, 2021 at 2:46pm

    • Hilde: Hey Rakasa. You have the vintage Jean Louis Scherrer. Do you know if there is a big difference with the one that is sold nowadays? I can still remember that years ago I had a little sample that smelled gorgeous. But at that time I didn’t even know what were chypre perfumes and I could even not afford myself a bottle of perfume. Now I know that I am an admirer of green chypres. Wist I could find that old version of Jean Louis Scherrer. April 3, 2021 at 8:09am

      • Rakasa: Yes, and so many chypre reincarnations post-EU oak moss restriction are truly disappointing. Yet, while the modern incarnation of JLS is different from the original, I’ve always felt that the modern release of JLS is quite true to the ‘spirit’ of the original. Yes, the glistening hyacinth-iris heart of the modern version is noticeably more transparent and the base is more crisp woods and earth than leathery earth & moss, but its chypre presence can absolutely stand right next to the original, holding its head up high. I quite enjoy both formulas, even cherish the subtle artistry of their variations. That quite simply cannot be said of far too many forced reformulations. April 3, 2021 at 9:34am

  • Rachel: Hi This is so fun even if I don’t win I get a list of things to read or watch! Yay! Thank you. I love the movie Words and Pictures with Juliette Binoche and Clive Own two amazing actors and it is romantic my favorite kind of movie. Thank you Victoria! April 2, 2021 at 3:14pm

  • EVANGELIA TSIVOU: EVANGELIA: Hello there art lovers! My favorite book related to the theme is “Le cousin Pons”, by Honore de Balzac. What a masterpiece it is, what a universe pictures and smells, of emotions, what a comment in human condition, in human comedy… ❤️

    And yes I want to win this competition, but I am happy anyway to share, to learn, to love!

    ps. Feel free to email me, it will be a pleasure. April 2, 2021 at 3:49pm

  • OnWingsofSaffron: 1) I’m reading “Your Inner Fish: a Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body”
    by the paleontologist and professor of anatomy Neil Shubin. What a mesmerising book, and an easy read too! In a separate chapter, he also explains the evolution of the senses of smell.
    2) Yes, sure! April 3, 2021 at 1:06am

  • Hilde: ‘The Unfinished Painting’ by Nico Van Hout is my favourite art book. It exposes the reason why some works of art has been left unfinished. My very sympathetic good friend Nico Van Hout is a brilliant narrator and international authority for his knowledge of old masters painting in general and in the Flemish master Pieter Paul Rubens in particular.

    I would be very happy to win the perfume of JLS, because I am a collector of green chypres. April 3, 2021 at 4:46am

    • Rakasa: All my hopes, Hilde, all Chypres deserve a loving home with a collector who truly appreciates them. And thx much for this referral! After reading up a bit on your friend Nico, I’m quite looking forward to hearing his unique perspectives on the masters. April 3, 2021 at 9:57am

      • Hilde: Thank you Rakasa. I am looking forward to read your next posts on Bois de Jasmin. Kind regards. Hilde April 4, 2021 at 6:07am

        • Rakasa: And I yours! What are some of your other faves? The two long discontinued Green fragrances that I desperately miss every spring, hail from two very different cultures. The first is Inouï from Shiseido: a mossy fresh green unlike anything I’ve encountered before or since. Inouï is a precise exemplar of its name: unprecedented, indescribable, stunning. The second is Victoire Gobin Daudé’s Sève Exquise: amazingly bright, pale green, milky-sweet, so like the living sap of new growth shoots thrusting through rich soil into spring’s glistening rays. April 4, 2021 at 3:37pm

        • Rakasa: I’m still hoping that more perfumers will soon train their creativity on writing new Green fragrances. I so wanted to like this year’s Eris Green Spell, but that just wasn’t in the stars either. Still hunting. But then aren’t all perfume aficionados always looking;)

          When it comes to hauntingly lovely/ancient green forest tableaus, Satori Osawa’s Mizunara and Fueguia 1833 Patagonia’s Azagiri are truly hard to beat.

          When nothing less than shimmering, nourishing, spring green rain will do, I turn to Baruti Tinderer by Spyros Drosopoulos, as well as, The Zoo Vetyver Rain Skin by Christophe Laudamiel.

          Is the Perfume Lounge close by to you? I buy those last two through them. PL also stocks all of Satori Osawa’s fragrances. April 4, 2021 at 3:47pm

          • Hilde: Dear Rakasa. Thank you very much for your recommendations. You have awakened my curiosity for a lot of perfumes of which I had never heard of before. When we may travel again I am planning to visit Perfume Lounge in Amsterdam.

            In the late 1980’s I was at university. I only owned some inexpensive perfumes of Yves Rocher. But it
            was there where I learned to know some extremely well perfumes, smelling them on colleage students.
            One of them was, indeed, Inouï from Shiseido. Many years later I also tried to find this perfume and
            understood that it has been discontinued. Another perfume I learned to know there was Courrège in
            Blue, which I bought myself years later, but it didn’t smell the same.

            Fidji by Guy Laroche and Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum were my first ‘expensive’ perfumes. I wore them
            for years in my early twenties.

            These are my favourite perfumes (all versions of the 1990’s):
            Guy Laroche Fidji
            Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum
            Givenchy Amarige
            Eau de Givenchy: the original (the actual version is unrecognisable)
            Van Cleef & Arpels First
            Hermes Un Jardin après la Mousson
            Annick Goutal Un matin d’Orage
            Aire Loewe
            Kenzo Summer: this is a powdery floral green perfume and sadly discontinued
            Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir l’Eau Exquise
            Jean-Charles Brosseau Ombre Bleue
            Cartier La Panthère edp
            Chanel n° 19
            Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
            Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca
            Aqua di Parma Iris Nobile edt
            Chanel Allure
            The Different Company Sublime Balkiss
            Le Couvent Aqua Palmaris: in fact this is not a green, but a lovely powdery neroli perfume
            Estée Lauder Eau de Private Collection

            I recently got to know an idependant perfume brand: Technique Indiscrète from Louison Libertin
            Grajcar. I bought the sample set. Six have paied my special attention: Figure Libre (a very well crafted
            aldehyde perfume in the classic style such as you can hardly find nowadys), Fleur de Papier (a flowery
            powdery perfume), Saffran Nobile (a nice saffron close to the skin perfume), Saint Extase (this smells
            like high mess church incense, which I am also a fan of), Forever Amber (a very warm amber perfume),
            Santa Subita (imagine a musty old library with old wooden floor: not exactly a perfume I should wear
            but I like the craftsmanship of it).

            Best regards. Hilde April 5, 2021 at 8:08am

          • Klaas: That Baruti caught my eye a while ago. Do you like it?

            The Perfume Lounge in Amsterdam is one of the best perfumeries I know. Their staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. I can not recommend them enough! April 6, 2021 at 2:14pm

            • Rakasa: Hey, Klaas. The answer is… absolutely adore it! It is the most refreshing green fragrance I’ve ever owned. Tindrer is amongst those rarest of creations: a walk in your own private, magical forest, bursting, wet, green with new life that restores. It begins on the chilly dew laden grass of an April morning, moving on between sunshine with wisps of clouds and cloudbursts throughout, until, while the forest heals you, over and over again, the stars come out again. It really is fragile yet self-assured, quiet yet restless, all at the same time. Terrific for both men and women; never gender specific. An exercise in contrast. The violet is both cold and warm, while cold but friendly greens mix with galbanum and wet soil. Does not develop in stages. Instead it is always cycling thru its amazingly unique contrasts. Drosopoulos work on this is really quite a marvel. I do have to be in the mood for that perfect damp start of a spring day, yet… when I am, Tindrer is, always, the perfect, refreshing, green companion.

              Concur fully on Perfume Lounge. I live in the US, yet still organize orders thru them due to the wide selection. They have intl delivery down to a science, too. April 6, 2021 at 6:58pm

              • Klaas: Oh wow, sounds like a really nice one to try. I was rhapsodizing over Dryad by Papillon in much the same way, though it really develops in stages. From cold and mossy to floral and sunny and woody/balsamic in the base. Complex and evocative, but also elusive, just like the forest nymph it was named after…..

                The truth is that I don’t dare order more samples, I’m afraid they will red flag my name!!! April 7, 2021 at 4:03pm

                • Rakasa: Tindrer and Dryad are indeed very different experiences. And I sincerely doubt they would block you. I’ve bought lots of samples there with never an issue. Hope you find that you love Tindrer too! April 7, 2021 at 4:10pm

        • Rakasa: Do you like Matè notes? If so, you might like Fueguia 1833 Patagonia Thays by Julian Bedel. This one is an extraordinary Fresh Green Wood that’s perfect in spring. Thays is built of green tea, osmanthus, matè & matè flower. Thays and I were perfectly conjoined until at the drydown when my skin flatly refused to tolerate it a second longer. All the best! April 4, 2021 at 3:50pm

  • Hilde: Hi Victoria.
    M comment of some minutes ago has disapeared. Is there a technical problem? April 3, 2021 at 5:04am

  • Elena: 1,My favorite art book is On Beauty by Umberto Eco.
    2, You can contact me. April 3, 2021 at 6:10am

  • Elena: ..and thank you, Rainboweyes and Victoria. April 3, 2021 at 6:13am

  • Brigitte: History of Art, required reading in college. yes to contacting me. April 3, 2021 at 7:33am

  • Monika: 1. Eric Karpeles “Almost Nothing: The 20th Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski”
    2. You may contact me.
    Thank you, Rainboweyes and Victoria – for the giveaway and the question that prompted some very interesting recommendations! 🙂 April 3, 2021 at 2:11pm

    • Sonia Kondrat: (1) One of my favourite documentaries on an artist is “Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski”. It is available on Netflix.

      (2) Yes, you can contact me.

      Thank you, Rainboweyes and Victoria for the giveaway! April 3, 2021 at 2:57pm

  • Monika: 1. Eric Karpeles “Almost Nothing: The 20th Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski”
    2.Yes, you can contact me.
    Thank you, Rainboweyes and Victoria – for the giveaway and the question that prompted some very interesting recommendations!

    There was some problem so I posted once more; my apologies if both posts appear April 3, 2021 at 2:22pm

    • Victoria: If you are posting here for the first time or if you are posting with a new email address, your comments are held until manually approved. No worries, nothing has been lost. Welcome to Bois de Jasmin! April 3, 2021 at 2:36pm

  • Colleen Geary: My favorite artist biography is Toulouse Lautrec by Julia Frey. I loved it.

    I can be contacted by email. Thank you! April 3, 2021 at 7:24pm

    • Aurora: Thank you so much Rainboweyes for the giveaway, and Victoria for hosting it.
      My favourite art book is The Uffizi Gallery Museum, Beaux Arts Editions as it reminds me of my trip to Florence when I visited it.
      2. Of course you may use my email. April 4, 2021 at 11:45am

    • Aurora: Sorry Colleen, my comment ended up as a reply to you. April 4, 2021 at 11:49am

      • Colleen Geary: No worries! Happy Easter 🐣 April 4, 2021 at 12:01pm

        • CristinaM: My favourite art book is a collection of Matisse gouache decoupee (cut out pastels) including the blue Icarus.
          I Also recommend an Instagram account called 1000quadri (also a you tube channel) where everyday a painting is explained. The owner Sigfrido shares lesser known artists and has a special sensitivity and Communication skills
          Yes you can contact me if I win
          Thanks for the initiative! April 5, 2021 at 3:31am

  • Hayley: This is incredibly generous, it’s a new fragrance to me but I love Chanel 19 and think I would love this too.
    My favourite art book is Peter Doig which accompanied the exhibition we saw. He is my favourite painter.
    I can be contacted via email. Thank you again. April 4, 2021 at 4:11am

  • Despoina: Thank you for the lovely gift, I so much enjoy everyone’s answers here! Some of my personal favorites have been mentioned – as a film researcher, I will focus on some of my cinema-related favorites: I adore The Stanley Kubrick Archives, a fascinating look into the creative mind of one of the most brilliant directors in history ; the highly entertaining Orson Wells cine-essay/docudrama F For Fake, which deals with the distinction between truth and lie in art in the most entertaining way; the seminal art documentaries The Mystery Of Picasso (1956), National Gallery (2014), and Vincent :The Life And Death Of Vincent Van Gogh (1987), covering their brilliant subjects with appropriate originality and style.
    Fell free to contact me and share my email with the kind and generous donor of that beautiful fragrance!
    Thanks once more,
    Despoina April 4, 2021 at 6:22am

  • Deniz: What a wonderful question. I’m having a hard time choosing one. I think my favorite one that I own is a copy Dante’s Divine Comedy with the illustrations of Gustave Doré.

    I can be contacted via email. Thank you Rainboweyes and Victoria for the giveaway, and have a lovely Easter! April 4, 2021 at 11:42am

  • Rakasa: Many thx to Rainboweyes and Victoria for offering and managing such a marvelous exchange as this one. Thanks too, to each and every person who’s posted. You’ve guaranteed that my reading/viewing list is now already overflowing into 2022. Quite lovely to have so much learning to look forward to!

    Pls also note while answering Hilde above, I’ve listed a few lesser known green fragrances — new entrants in my personal collection that are already cherished.

    If anyone knows of talented perfumer(s) who are beginning to l explore how very much more the green niche has to offer, I’d love to know their name(s), so I can follow their work. Kindly, Rakasa April 4, 2021 at 4:31pm

    • Despoina: Hello Rakasa, regarding unusual greenness (in this case, reflecting the unique landscapes of Scotland), I suggest exploring the work of Euan McCall for his own brand, Jorum Studio. April 6, 2021 at 10:53am

      • Rakasa: Jorum slipped below my radar. Will look into. Thx much, Despoina! April 6, 2021 at 6:01pm

  • Julia Creighton: Oh, how generous and I am a lover of all greens and green chypres so this is exciting! I am an artist and my family are all artists of sorts and so many books it’s hard to pick. I will go with Eva Hessa, byt Lucy Lippard and anything on Niki De St Phalle since I also own and love her perfume! Thank you! Is USA included? Not sure, but yes, you can email me. April 5, 2021 at 1:06am

  • Sebastian: One of the best chypres ever! Thank you, Rainboweyes, for your generosity, and also for the question. So many interesting recommendations have come up!

    Here is mine: “La doppia vita di Vermeer” by Luigi Guarnieri. (It’s aso available in a French and a German editio n, but I’m not sure about Englisch.)

    This book tells the story of Han van Meegeren, a Dutch artist of the twentieth century who, to take revenge on the critics who had crushed his work as a traditionalist painter in the century of the avant-gardes, paints a series of false Vermeers. His forgeries made it into famous museums, before van Meegeren himself disclosed the truth himself, in order to avoid persecution for selling out Dutch art to the Nazis. He died shortly afterwards, in 1947, finally a famous man. The book is thrilling and well-written, though not deep in discussing the art-theoretical aspects of forgery.

    I also wholeheartedly recommend the film-interview-bio “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery”, about the greatest forger of the twentieth century, and a talented and witty man. In my view, the best Max Ernst in existence is his 🙂 In fact, no one knows how many Beltracchis have not been identified as such. The film (and his autobiography in book form) also shed light on the shady dealings, subterfuge and greed to which the art market is subject.

    Oh, yes, please contact me when I have won 😉 April 5, 2021 at 9:12am

    • Klaas: Van Meegeren’s story is absolutely fascinating! His life story reads like a novel! There’s a great BBC documentary on youtube, it’s called Van Meegeren, the forger who fooled the nazi’s. Brilliant! April 6, 2021 at 2:10pm

  • Albert: Muchas gracias to Rainboweyes and Victoria not just for the giveaway but for her blog and how much I have learned about perfumes. I am a lover of all green perfumes!
    My favourite art book is A Short History of Photography by Walter Benjamin. It is an antology of three essays. In this 1931 essay Walter Benjamin did not intend to recount the development of photography but he contemplated the important consequences of the invention of photography for the global culture. I can be contacted via email April 5, 2021 at 10:05am

  • Rossignol: 1. A great books is “La vie de Renoir”
    by Henri Perruchot
    2. Contact me, yes April 6, 2021 at 5:11am

  • Rosella: Thank you Victoria and Rainboweyes! One of my favorite books is “Kiki’s Paris, Artists and Lovers 1900-1930.” I loved learning about the artists, the *people*, behind the masterpieces. Yes, I’d love to hear from you, so do contact me if I win. April 6, 2021 at 11:01am

  • Chantal: 1) My deeper interest in art was sparked recently as I am following an art minor. We are currently reading Umberto Eco on Beauty. It is fun to see the favourites of others in this thread. I really like Gustav Klimt, I will try his book next.
    I’ve never tried a perfume that is anything like Jean-Louis Scherrer is described as. I would definitely love to discover this perfume as I have a deep love for perfumes.
    2) Absolutely 😀

    I think I accidentally posted this as a reply. So I will post it separately again. April 6, 2021 at 11:18am

  • Klaas: Thank you Rainboweyes for this marvelous give away. Scherrer is such a classic! I’ve worn it in the past and would love to revisit…..so count me in!

    Victoria’s post about dance books from a while ago made me think of Peter Kurth’s fascinating biography on Isadora Duncan. The life this woman has had is just too incredible to believe. It is a wonderful read. I also very much enjoyed the Caravaggio biography by Andrew Graham Dixon. Now there’s another epic life story for you!!!

    And have you read The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake? It is the very juicy but very well documented account of the fierce rivalry between Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent……ohlala, a perfect read with a spritz of Scherrer……

    And by all means, contact me if you want! April 6, 2021 at 2:31pm

  • Ruth: Thank you so much for this generous give away!
    As someone captivated by the art in the everyday, I treasure a set of small books published by the Victoria and Albert Museum. “The Color Books” are ‘Floral Borders’, ‘Patterns for Textiles’, ‘Tile Paintings’, and ‘Patterns for Papers’. They are beautifully bound, printed and encased in a lovely box. I purchased them at the museum 30+ years ago. Full of designs that transport me across borders and periods, there is a lush set of illustrations in each volume along with a comprehensive introduction to each makes me think deeply about the artistry in wall paper, upholstery, fabric and beyond.
    Certainly you may use my email address! April 6, 2021 at 10:12pm

    • Victoria: I also have these books. I love the way they are done and they are so inspiring. April 7, 2021 at 1:39am

  • Klaas: Sorry for spamming your blog Victoria, but I just want to share one more book! It’s called Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. It is a fascinating read about the history of the Ephrussi’s, a jewish family of bankers. The story takes you from Odessa to Paris, and from Vienna to England and Tokyo. There’s art history in there, family history, and all in the historical context of the 19th and 20th centuries. Edmund de Waal is a ceramist and a direct descendant from the Ephrussi’s, and a very gifted writer. Can’t recommend it enough! April 7, 2021 at 4:11pm

  • Daniela: Thank you for the giveaway! I read some of the posts and it is really educational – so many art topics to be reminded of.
    1. I loved the documentary The Mona Lisa Course by art critic Robert Hughes. Hughes gives a critique of commercialized modern art. I trust him unconditionally because he gives such a deep insight supported by his vast knowledge and love of art.
    2. Yes, please, you may contact me via email. April 7, 2021 at 4:34pm

    • Daniela: *It is obviously “curse” rather than “course” 🙂 April 7, 2021 at 4:43pm

  • Margarita: Very nice giveaway.
    My favorite artbook now Sofia Bogdasarova “Apocalypse in art. Journey to Armageddon”.
    Yes, please, you may contact me via email. April 9, 2021 at 6:43am

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