BOOKS: SEASON'S READINGS

A BOUNTY OF ART BOOKS PAYS TRIBUTE TO TREASURES OF THE PAST AND THE HANDIWORK OF DREAMERS

GOOD THINGS ALSO COME IN BIG packages. A timely example is the venerable art book, a Christmas delight for the MTVer as well as those who still think a VCR is some sort of honor bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. Bless the old darlings and the authors, photographers and publishers who stubbornly ignore the electronic onslaught to labor with inspiration and care to bring us the treasures of the world's museums, the pleasures of distant lands and the handiwork of dreamers. Here are some of this season's finest:

AMERICANA

1. THE LAST STEAM RAILROAD IN AMERICA Photographs by O. Winston Link; text...

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