Kertesz’s Lahos Tihanyi, My Foot, and Candy Cupboard Sunflower Seeds Sewanee, TN. October 2011 I just received – one of the most wonderful birthday gifts ever – a copy of Michel Frizot and Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq’s ‘André Kertész’. Produced in tandem with a major retrospective exhibition that started at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and now […]
Notes of Orwell’s on the dimensions of one of the houses en route to Wigan Pier. He notes, ‘Anyone not knowing the house is liable to step through cellar door into vacancy.’ From his archives. ‘The Road to Wigan Pier‘ is one of the great books, along with others such as James Agee’s ‘Let Us […]
One week to go for daily posts (seventy years to the day) from George Orwell’s diaries!
Falling Man. Taken by Richard Drew at 9:41:15 a.m., on September 11, 2001 Three friends have now recommended Jonathan Safran Foer‘s novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Jack, Amy, Bjorn, your joint pointer carries a lot of weight and it is the next book I read. Palimpsest has some interesting discussion about the book. While […]
Looking at takahashi’s scapes, here is the other land + moon: by Taha Muhammad Ali, from ‘New and Selected Poems. 1971 – 2005 “The Bell at Forty: The Destruction of a Village The past dozes beside me as the ringing does beneath its grandfather bell. And the bitterness follows me, as chicks trail after the […]
Nazraeli Press has just published a debut book by Kazumi Takahashi (don’t think this is the same person as the filmmaker), “High Tide Wane Moon“. Richly printed, exquisitely sequenced, and a quiet ode to the moon and the sea, this is among the most pensive books I’ve seen. It is available through PhotoEye Books.