Paperback: 122 pages
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC (July 29, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.3 x 8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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TEaCup Art is a collection of teacups displayed in an array of artistic scenes, reflected on by author Joyce Wilkens. I have never given much thought to teacups prior to seeing this book, but I was drawn to the beauty of the photos.People have sat around for generations, in all countries sipping tea, sharing their lives and conversation in a multitude of different styles of teacups, each with their own stories. Teacups conjure up thoughts of warmth, friendship and a break from the daily grindJoyce takes each teacup and either it's heritage or something from its characteristics and designs a scene to photograph. I love the artistic edge she gives to the simplicity of a teacup, bringing to life its stories and the life it has lived. The variety of cups is so fun to see and I imagine collectors of teacups would love to see her collection in photos.I have been inspired to firstly use teacups a bit more, not always coffee mugs, and to keep my eye out for unique teacups to collect. This is a fantastic book to leave out for guests to see, and lead into a discussion of cups they have used and seen. I loved the concept of the book and the combination of Joyce's reflections and artistic photos.
An amazing collection of tea cup photographs one might not see elsewhere in a lifetime! Ninety pages of elegant tea cups, many pages with multiple cups, all in vivid color and on quality paper. A superior photographer (the author!) put each in an appropriate setting. The delicate cups are accompanied by a brief paragraph explaining the origin of the cup, or how it was acquired, or the symbolic meaning of its design; thus, the book is not merely most pleasing to the eye but historically instructive as well. Either a coveted personal gift or outstanding as an office coffee table attraction.James Vasquez, PhD
Such colorful stories that give the teacups a voice. Photography is outstanding with the creative touches that bring a smile. Had to get this book and a few more for gifts!
A total delight for my eyes.....the wonderful photography highlights the exquisite artistry that has captured my imagination. Not only are the images on "canvas" done with a mastery of composition, but also wonderful color. You have brought a new awareness to my enjoyment of the arts.
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