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Wildly Interesting Books

  • Adam's Task by Vicki Hearne
  • Anything by Colin Cotterill
  • Auguries of Innocence by Patti Smith
  • Big Box Swindle by Stacy Mitchell
  • Darwin: A Life in Poems by Ruth Padel
  • Gehry Draws
  • Human Smoke by Nicholson Baker
  • Out of Our Heads by Ava Noe
  • Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design, Mannerisms, Quirks and Conceits
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larrson
  • The God of Small Things by Arundahti Roy
  • The Long Fall by Walter Mosely
  • The Martin Beck Series by Maj Sjowall and Per Waloo
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • The Wrecking Crew by Thomas Frank
  • Vermeeer in Bosnia by Lawrence Weschler

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ben Shahn

Been hanging' aroun the house for weeks now rolling around in the works of Ben Shahn, kind of like Scrooge McDuck rolled around in his money. There's a lot to be said for saturation.

Also reading book by Shahn: The shape of content. There's that thing again. Get it right at the root and get everything else right. There's really nothing to figure out.

1 comment:

Tom said...

You're doing a real public service pushing Ben Shahn. To be honest, I have never heard of him before, but I think the drawings of his that you showed me are brilliant.
I really like artists that do a lot with lines.