WEEKLY EMAIL: APRIL 22, 2010
FEATURED THIS WEEK : JESSICA HELFAND
In the tiny, intersecting nexus of my own personal Venn diagram sit several of my key obsessions: biographical stories, exqusite gardens, and masterful typography. So naturally, I am a fool for cemeteries.
For the past three years, Francois Robert has spent hundreds of hours arranging the bones of a single human skeleton into a series of striking iconic shapes, creating a photographic series he calls "Stop the Violence." The results are beautiful and haunting.
London: an early morning train in January. I'm trying to concentrate on my book but the guard is making banal announcements and I read the same paragraph over and over again. He urges us to be careful on the icy platforms. He is concerned about our safety and comfort.
Denise Scott Brown's essay, "Room at the Top? Sexism and the Star System in Architecture," became topical a couple of weeks ago, with the selection of Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, principals of the Japanese firm Sanaa and winners of this year's Pritzker Prize.
Here are Today's images.
POEM OF THE WEEK
"The Coloring Book" by Rachel Hadas (2006)
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