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WEEKLY EMAIL: APRIL 22, 2010


Every Poem an Epitaph: The Protestant Cemetery in Rome

FEATURED THIS WEEK : JESSICA HELFAND

Every Poem an Epitaph: The Protestant Cemetery in Rome

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.
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MICHAEL BIERUT

The Bones of Francois Robert

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.
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ADRIAN SHAUGHNESSY

Safety and Comfort: A Walk with Paul Davis

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. 
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MARK LAMSTER

The Guru Track

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. 
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 04.10.10

Here are Today's images.
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"The Coloring Book" (2006)

"The Coloring Book" by Rachel Hadas (2006)
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The State of AtaThe State of Ata
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