Tuesday, December 18, 2012

No Lumps, Thank You: A Bra Anthologie by Meg Spielman Peldo

What you will find between the covers: Bras and breasts in completely unexpected ways. 

In full-color photographs taken to artistic heights.

And it’s not even X-rated.

Bras come out from under clothing to take center stage and knock your socks off in No Lumps, Thank You: A Bra Anthologie.

This book makes for a fun, unique, and total stand-out coffee table book or a nice book for gifting. A picture is worth a thousand words, and the photographs here prove just that. Meg Spielman Peldo creates beautiful and creative photographs of bras fashioned from a variety of everyday objects and inspired by a play on words, puns, and good old-fashioned euphemisms (knockers, rack, shakers, and more).

The book is simply charming, delightful, and heart-felt. The images are the star attraction, but the book offers a well-rounded package with a brief discussion of the social context of bras, the inspiration behind this project, quotations, a laugh at the many nicknames for breasts, and a frank but positive look at breast cancer.

Look for No Lumps, Thank You: A Bra Anthologie in the VBPL Catalog. For more breast cancer awareness books with a twist, try Rad Art by Sally Ives Loughridge (a visual art diary chronicling a patient's intense emotions as she goes through radiation treatment), Think Pink: Crochet for the Cure (a book featuring breast cancer awareness-inspired designs), and B.O.O.B.S.: A Bunch of Outrageous Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories of Courage, Hope, and Healing by Ann Fisher . Visit the website of the photographer and author for more information about her photography or the book’s website for more details about this project. For a similar idea and with a local angle, Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation hosts the annual Bra-ha-ha event, which is a fundraising project with a positive and creative message for breast health awareness.

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