Thursday, May 29

Poolside with Slim Aarons


I don't know about you, but I love a bargain! Today I was shopping on Amazon.com when I came across one too good not to share. Right now Poolside with Slim Aarons is listed for $15.00 (retail price is $75!). I have already snatched up a copy for myself!

postscript:
$15.00 is a steal, but perhaps this may shed some light on the price cut! I just received a wonderful email from the lovely Mary Aarons, Slim's daughter, and thought I would pass an interesting comment on to all of you.

"My dad would have hated that book [Poolside with Slim Arrons]. The production values are not up to his standards, it doesn't have "deep captions" as he preferred. And he would have selected different photos from the ones that Abrams used. My mom and I hope that future books will be published to a better standard!
Have a great summer!
Mary Aarons

Thank you Mary!

10 comments:

bill said...

OH MY! Thanks for this - I just ordered 2 & I own 1 already - I never get tired of these Slim Aaarons books - I might frame some of these - thanks again for the tip!

ALL THE BEST said...

You are so welcome! I never tire of his photos either Bill!

Anne said...

Yippieeeee! Thanks Ronda!!!

JanelleGrace said...

All the motivation I need to finally buy some new books.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Wow, what a great find!! I love this book so much.

d i a n a m u s e said...

Oh, the note is priceless. I'm going to print it out and slip it into my copy of the book (which I'll view with renewed perspective). One can only hope that publishers would consult with family members on future projects - it's a way (and an important one) to honor Aarons's vision and talent.

Kudos on the amazon catch!

JanelleGrace said...

Oh, that's too bad. I hope I still enjoy it.

Joanne Verburg's book was one I was disappointed by. Her photos need to be much bigger!

ALL THE BEST said...

Janellegrace, I think it would be very difficult not to enjoy Slim's work!! I would love to hear your thoughts after you review the book!

ALL THE BEST said...

I so agree with you Dianamuse!!!!!!!

Patricia Gray said...

Great find..Thanks!