From a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections wherever he looks. The farther (and further) one travels (through geography, through art, through science, through time), the more everything seems to converge -- at least, it does through Weschler's ...Read MoreFrom a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections wherever he looks. The farther (and further) one travels (through geography, through art, through science, through time), the more everything seems to converge -- at least, it does through Weschler's giddy, brilliant eyes. Weschler combines his keen insights into art (both contemporary and Renaissance), his years of experience as a chronicler of the fall of Communism, and his triumphs and failures as the father of a teenage girl into a series of articles -- complemented by color photos and illustrations throughout -- that are sure to illuminuate, educate, and astound.Read Less
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Very Good. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 232 pp., illus. (some col. ); 24 cm. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light edgewear to wraps. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. CONTENTS: Introduction; EXEMPLARY INSTANCES: Echoes at Ground Zero; The view from the prow of the Getty; Cuneiform Chicago; Helen Levitt: Ilium of the Bowery; Ziggurats of perception; Expressions of an absolute; Gazing out towards; Magritte standard time; WOMEN'S BODIES: Found triptych; Girls in their turning; Languorous landscapes; Face as torso, torso as face; Fathers and daughters; The darling little being; Images without texts; POLITICAL OCCASIONS: The graphics of solidarity; The contras and the Battle of Algiers; How suddenly it can all just end; Modern times; Allegories of Eastern Europe; Loving or leaving Bosnia; Pillsbury doughboy messiahs; A field of blackbirds; Life against death; Mona Lewinsky; Those wacky Htoo twins; Thumb in the eye; TREES, NEURONS, NETWORKS: Trees and eyeballs; Branching out yet further; Compounding unscientific postscript; CODA/CREDO: We join spokes together in a wheel.
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