Two books that I really enjoyed reading are;
Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book
A wonderful story about a 15th century illuminated Haggadah that survived five centuries against all odds.
I can only imagine what the illumations must have looked like. Karen, of Artsortments recently posted about a current exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum. Medieval drawings and illuminated manuscripts from the 14 century. Oh how I wish I could see the exhibit, it must be amazing.
Nancy Horans, Loving Frank
A novel about the long-lived affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mamah Borthwick Cheney. Two people that shared creative aspirations that are not very different from today's way of thinking.