Monday, October 17, 2016
***Library of Illuminaries, Frida Kahlo, An Illustrated Biography, by Zena Alkayat
This illustrated biography of the Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, is nicely designed and made with good quality materials. Unfortunately, it does not contain any pictures of her paintings. This baffles me. How can one publish a biography about Frida Kahlo without showing her work; they are intricately connected. It simply does not make any sense, especially since she is known for her autobiographical self-portraits. It is difficult to recommend an essentially incomplete biography no matter how concise the intention.