A friend of mine sent me a copy of George Barbiers Postcard book and I am utterly delighted with it. Such a gentle gesture of kindess and such a beautiful collection of images.
I must admit my complete ignorance as I had never heard of Monsiuer Barbier and his fine illustrations until this lovely work landed on my desk. I now know that he was a French illustrator who was regarded by many as one of the best of the early 20th century. Sadly he died at the peak of his success.
This sublime selection of postcards by PIE Books is presented alongside a short essay (in both English and Japanese) and is housed within a small hardcover book with a suitably gorgeous slipcase.
There is much viewing pleasure to be had from owning a book like this, and for that reason I highly doubt that I should ever use the postcards. I can’t imagine tiring of seeing it.
Available from Amazon.