Gotta Have It…Art Books (Part II)

Forgive me, but being the bookworm that I am, I simply couldn’t resist sharing some more books I would love to own. Christmas time is just around the corner…maybe Santa reads my blog???

Glitch: Designing Imperfection

This book is a compilation of art that wasn’t even supposed to be art! In today’s digital age, much art is done using computers and this book has some of the best art ‘mistakes’ (a glitch) that inevitably occur when using computers. A glitch usually corrects itself, but in the instances in the this book, obviously everything that’s broken doesn’t always need to be fixed.

Moonfire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11

This book is a combination of photography and articles from the 1969 moon landing. The text is the original text from writer Norman Mailer whom covered the moon landing for Time Magazine in 1969. Mailer eventually ended up expanding his article in which various parts have been published over the years, but this book is especially special because it has never before seen photos from that historic moon landing.

Japanese Cinema

Japanese cinema has always been a source of inspiration for me. This book is awesome because it shows that Japanese film is much more than Samurai and martial arts. Great historical and visual source!

Pink Box: Inside Japan’s Sex Clubs

This book is not a fetish book. Rather it is a respectful and extremely interesting look into the world of Japanese sex clubs. Like most of the world, prostitution is illegal in Japan, but like most of the world, there are always loopholes for those who seek and provide these services. Author Joan Sinclair provides a provocative look into the lives of the women (and some men) who work in Japan’s “Pink Boxes”. Mind you Sinclair is both an American and a woman, so for her to be able to have gained access to this world is fascinating and she does so with respect for all involved. The book includes interviews and photographs and I think it’s a great source for more insight into human sexuality.

All these books can be found online at


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

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