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Sleep in Art

How the Arts have looked at sleep. A fascinating journey that takes us from ancient times to yesterday to tell us how and why artists portrayed sleep and what their work tells us about our sleep and dreams! 

The interactive iBook version of Sleep in Art. Download the book to your Mac, iPad, or even large-screen iPhone. For the first time (as far as I know) you can enlarge the hundreds of images, so you can see the brushstrokes and almost smell the paint. See video below to see features of the iBook.

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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.


The iBook  on a Mac or iPad

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