Coffee Table Book: Affinities: A Journey Through Images from The Public Domain Review

Affinities: A Journey Through Images from The Public Domain Review. Art Direction by Adam Green. Forward by D. Graham Burnett. Thames & Hudson, 2022. 9780500025208. Includes over 500 illustrations, with sources and notes.

If you’ve never heard of The Public Domain Review, I urge you to visit and sign up for their newsletter. I follow it for the out-of-copyright art and photos, but the articles are great too.

Affinities is a collection curated by the site’s Editor-in-Chief, Adam Green. Each page has one or several images. Some have a connection to work on another page, indicated by a number under that image, which offers an alternate path through the book, though flipping through the images and looking through the notes is more than fun enough by itself. And the best part is all of this is the art is all copyright-free. Winner of our Coffee Table Book of the Year (So Far) Award for 2022.




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