10 books about love to gift this Valentine’s Day

Love or love, love is one of the most loved themes in literature to date. As Valentine’s Day approaches, let’s take a look at the books that should match the image of love.

Think John Yoko by Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono a John Lennon He is one of the most famous men of the 20th century, who influenced an entire generation with his pacifist values ​​and the current “Bed-In for Peace” culture. Although many stories are dedicated to their love. Yoko Ono did not talk about it. He does this now with a beautiful book that traces the genesis of the album Come up with. Includes music tracks, photo arrangements, shows and unpublished interviews as the artist reveals all the secrets of one of the albums that have forever changed the history of music.

Think John Yoko

43 €38 €

Thames & Hudson Ltd

Letters to Jean Marais by Jean Cocteau

This love story first appeared in the 1940s Jean Cocteau a Jean Marais meeting. The turbulent love story takes place against the backdrop of the Vichy regime and strict laws that strictly condemn homosexuality. This did not prevent it Jean Cocteau from dedicating a large part of his art Marais and give him the first right to his dirty game Les Terrible Parents. This collection of letters raises the bar on the relationship that has been between the two artists for almost 25 years.

Letters to Jean Marais de Jean Cocteau

Le cœur sur la table by Victoire Tuaillon

Adapted from the podcast “Le cœur sur la table”, the book of the same name by the journalist Victoire Tuaillon documenting and debating the traditional (sometimes old) methods and recommendations of love and its new practices that are related to increasing communication.

Le cœur sur la table : pour une révolution amoureuse de Victoire Tuaillon

Work colleagues by Angela Nazarian

Assouline Editions explores, through the prism of art, the lives of 15 literary men who never cease to inspire each other, including Jane Birkin a Serge Gainsbourg, Queen Elizabeth II a Prince Philip a Lou Reed a Laurie Anderson.

Dear Friends by Angela Nazarian

Waiting for Bojangles by Olivier Bourdeaut

Despite the recent change of Olivier Bourdeauthe story by Virginie Efira a Romain Duris has been shown in cinemas this year, let’s go back to the beautiful love story full of tenderness and truth. We are following here the crazy ways of Camille a Georgesleaving room for serious problems such as mental illness, through images with subtle and subtle features Christian Kailleaux.

The patron is Bojangles d’Olivier Bourdeaut

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

What if we dive back into one of the most fascinating literary tales of the 19th century? By the time Flaubert writing Madame Bovary – for about 5 years – he made a record of the worst behavior that resulted in criminal sentences and he received a trial. The reason: Emma Bovaryfornication and forbidden love. Editions des Saints Pères publishes this story in a new book, printed in 1000 copies, where we find the first handwritten version of Gustave Flaubert.

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

190 €

Les Saints Pères

Linda McCartney. The Polaroid Diaries

This collection of Polaroids was taken somewhere e Linda McCartney between the 1970s and 1990s composed of unique and intimate parts of life with nostalgic colors. Like a family album, we know the whole thing McCartney family, from the model of It’s Linda a Paul to their three children: Stella, Mary a James.

Linda McCartney. The Polaroid Diaries

Make love again by Mona Chollet

In this article, the writer Mona Chollet deconstructs our models of good love relationships, which are imposed in one way or another by patriarchy. An inspiring experience that raises new avenues in our approach to men’s emotions.

Reinventer l’amour de Mona Chollet

Andy Warhol. Love, sex, and passion. Drawings 1950–1962 by Michael Dayton Hermann

Before he became an unknown master of Pop Art, Andy Warhol He celebrated the male body with his colorful drawings of simple, sometimes humorous lines. This small part of his work is now presented in this book published by Taschen, which includes more than one hundred pictures.

Andy Warhol. Love, sex, and passion. Drawings 1950–1962 by Michael Dayton Hermann

Not all letters are love letters: (or are they?) by Morgane Ortin

He started the “love revolution” through his Instagram account Amours Solitaires (and the publication of two eponymous books), he did not intend to stop there: after releasing a few months recently released a new book, Secretly, Morgane Ortin open a collection where the reader takes the pen. You will find a book of letters to write to yourself, for yourself or dedicated to loved ones (such as a first love or a member of your family) as a gift or to keep. A common way to revive old handwritten letters, which have become obsolete over time, and the young writer hopes to bring them back to life.

Toutes lettres ne sont pas des lettres d’amour: (ou peut-être le sont-elles?) de Morgane Ortin

Translated by Anissa Agrama

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