Literary Gallery: Author Min Jin Lee's Book + Art Pairings
Today we pass the pencil to bestselling novelist Min Jin Lee, who's masterfully matched ten of her favorite tomes with ten 20x200 editions. Presented without comment, the invisible connections between each paired text + print speak for themselves. See below to peruse all of Lee's insightful pairings.
In the summer before college, I worked in the bookshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When I wasn't standing behind my register, I spent every moment I could walking through the vast halls of the grand museum. It was a quiet and joyous time—a wondrous moment between adolescence and young adulthood. I have spent most of my life devoted to books and visual art, and I cannot imagine a world without either. – Min Jin Lee
Farewell to Manzanar & I Am an American, Oakland, CA, March 1942
Torus Interior AC75-2621 5718 & Gravity
Bread Givers & Court of First Model Tenement House in New York, 1936
Blossom Restaurant, The Bowery & Call It Sleep
Evening & Summer in Maine
Ideal Bookshelf 506: Cooking & Consider the Oyster
The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen & Victorian Interior II
Columbus Circle, Manhattan, 1938 & U.S.A.
Crowds and Power & Bonfire
Signs in the windows of a Marcus Garvey club in the Harlem area & Writing America: Literary Landmarks from Walden Pond to Wounded Knee (A Reader's Companion)
Min Jin Lee is the author of national bestselling novels Pachinko and Free Food for Millionaires. Her short fiction has appeared on NPR's Selected Shorts and her writings have been published in The New York Times, The Times (London), Wall Street Journal and Conde Nast Traveler.