Things That Art

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 02 Oct 2019

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This unique, non-fiction, graphic novel is clever and thought-provoking. Jain uses art to explore anthropology and the association of things, thoughts and expressions through groups of drawings. An interesting concept.

I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Things that art, a menagerie of enchanting curiosity is indeed an enchanting curiosity in itself! A superb object with lovely illustrations and funny ones (as they are sorted by types, for instance: things in a pen). The art is diverse and astonishing! It is a lovely collection and is completed with an enligntening introduction and various short texts. 
It is fun to read and observe and intriguing. 
Art in different ways (pictural and written), compelling and original.
Thank you for sharing this book with us!
I warmly recommend it if you enjoy art and originality!
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A very unique kind of book/art. One page painting, all title, «Things that are...» and then a lot of little sketchy illustrations of stuff that are or aren’t. Original and kind of unique, but was is god or interesting in an artistic way... not in my opinion!
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René Magritte is famous for painting a picture of a pipe that is labeled "This is not a pipe". Now you may ask how that makes sense. But, it does, because it isn't a pipe. It is a painting of a pipe, not not an actual pipe itself.

This book goes further. It is a series of illustrious that are and aren't things. Lochlann Jain is trying to distrupt ways of knowing, with a slight kick of humor added.

This book can be read as just plays on words, and you can skip the commentary, but if you do skip it, you will lose part of the deeper parts of his art.





Jain takes ordinary things, and makes you think a little about them, in his series of drawings. For example, he draws things that are visible and not. These things include Light, Water, Beauty love and time.

You can read this all in one sitting, but I found that I would stop and stare at someof the goopings, and try to figure out the message, onmy own.

Recommend to art collections,and libaries. Could be a good starting point of conversation before the rains return.

Thanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review.
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The idea is that this is a collection of pictures on a single topic that may not at first seem related or ae connected in a surprising way. There are also essays interspersed with comments on the collection. I liked the introduction but think the other essays were not needed. Also, the pictures were not all interesting and I was no longer that interested by the end of the book. This is not a children’s book and there are those that may find the images more interesting than I did.
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