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This book combines two of my favorite things – art and sleep. Together, with gorgeous images, we also learn why artists from Rubens to Picasso to Matisse to Hockney painted people sleeping in their dreams. And along the way, we also dive deep into the mysteries and science of sleep. This is a transporting journey into the creation of images of something we all cherish: SLEEP.
– Arianna Huffington, author of Sleep Revolution.
A dazzling visual record of our view of our nocturnal lives through the ages.
– Professor Guy Leschnizer, author of The Nocturnal Brain.
This is an interactive book that allows you to see and zoom in on images so that you can almost see the brushstrokes and smell the paint. Sleep which takes up so much of our lives has a deep, fascinating, and relatively unexplored history in art. Art history is important as it relates to every part of human history. Sleep has significance for virtually every culture in every era of history. This book is an intersection between art and science. It contains over 300 full-color images by some of the world's greatest artists. Sleep is deeply personal. Like good art, the topic hits people at the core. The reader will enjoy relating it to sleep science and the history of sleep science as well. Sleep can be emblematic of health, rest, sex, spirituality, sloth, dreams, the subconscious, the private, and the public.