Descriere: What would possess a gifted young man recently graduated from college to literally walk away from his life?
Page dim. 197 x 130 x 15
Weight: 166 grams
Blanche M. G. Linden
This visual guide combines contemporary photography, historic imagery, and engaging text to provide a colorful introduction to Boston's Freedom Trail. Exclusive access takes the viewer inside Faneuil Hall and Paul Revere's house, to Old Ironsides at dawn, and to Park Street Church at sunset. Paintings by J. S. Copley and engravings by the multi-talented Revere illuminate the key players and events of Boston in the revolutionary period.
Wandering through Paris's Left Bank one day, poor and unemployed, Canadian reporter Jeremy Mercer ducked into a little bookstore called Shakespeare & Co. Mercer bought a book, and the staff invited him up for tea. Within weeks, he was living above the store, working for the proprietor, George Whitman, patron saint of the city's down-and-out writers, and immersing himself in the love affairs and low-down watering holes of the shop's makeshift staff. Time Was Soft There is the story of a journey down a literary rabbit hole in the shadow of Notre Dame, to a place where a hidden bohemia still thrives.
Michael Fried, Christy Lange, Joel Sternfeld
Stephen Shore's photographs of 'ordinary' America have had an extraordinary impact. He spent the 1970s crisscrossing the continent to assemble his two best known bodies of work, American Surfaces and Uncommon Places. These photographs focused on the minutiae of modern American life, unveiling the exceptional beauty to be found in banality and pioneering the two most important photographic idioms of the past thirty years: the diaristic snapshot (later taken up by such artists as Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans) and the monumentalized landscape (as practiced by Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky). Shore was also one of the first art photogaphers to work in colour, capturing the sky blues, mustard yellows and avocado greens of a nation whose chromatic enthusiasm occasionally outstripped its taste. mid-1960s he undertook a three-year a project shooting Andy Warhol's legendary studio, The Factory, at its creative peak, with a revolving cast of characters that included the Velvet Underground and Nico, Edie Sedwick and of course Warhol himself. Soon after, inspired by the intellectually fertile late-1960s New York art scene, Shore produced a body of Conceptual work seldom seen but fully ...