Yes, NoFake, has it right about the 1995 Edition of Barbara Leaming's book. I found in the Epilogue, the episode of the "Thorne Rooms" to be such a perfect metaphor for the artistic vision of a genius like Orson Welles.
I would only add that, according to her, when she gave him some pictures of the shadow boxes, which she had bought in the museum gift shop on a visit to Chicago, he dismissed them, throwing them on the floor, because the photographer had eliminated the "frame" for the tableaux.
He told her that his whole point was in regard to the importance of the frame.
It is nice to reflect that when you see one of those extraordinary Wellsian shots within a shot -- like old Kane walking in front of the mirror in CITIZEN KANE, the principals in THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI firing into mirrors, Macbeth or Othello looming by torchlight up a dark staircase, you are seeing how he applied what he had learned playing hookey twenty or thirty years before.
I agree with others, pretty much, about the other books discussed.