Two books I hope to seek out, sit down with and page through: The Modernist and Book Art. Ideally, in one of these stores.
Hairy, scribbly, stringy organic forms in John Foster’s “Accidental Mysteries” today at Design Observer.
Explaining the Kindle to Dickens.
Issue 12 examines how photography is being reframed online.
“With a few not-inconceivable twists of fate, it’s possible (at least to me) to imagine [Jerry] Brown as president and [Linda] Ronstadt as first lady. That this didn’t happen might have marked the moment when things started to go wrong.” And Harvey Dickson posts an amusing little two-minute clip from what now seems like a long, long time ago.
“If Black’s work looks like painting but somehow isn’t, Boyce’s looks like sculpture, but is just as much a sort of mangled décor. That’s what a lot of art is now, for better or for worse. Shaw or Black to win!” Adrian Searle on the artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2011, accompanied by the Guardian’s slideshow.