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"If a book is worth reading at all, it is worth reading more than once. Suspense is the lowest of excitants, designed to take your breath away when the brain and heart crave to linger in nobler enjoyment. Suspense drags you on; appreciation causes you to linger."
— William Gerhardie
Browsing all posts tagged 'photography'
Title: The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture.
By: John Leighton Chase
There's definitely a lot of "here" here in Santa Cruz. With its easy to read maps and charming photographs, "The Sidewalk Companion to Santa Cruz Architecture" has been satisfying the curiosity of thousands of gawkers and walkers since first published in 1975. The 3rd edition (published in 2005) is edited ... [Read more]
Posted by pollockl on July 7, 2011
Tags: non-fiction, history, photography, travel
Title: Just Kids
By: Patti Smith
What do artists mean when they refer to having “a breakthrough” and from that point, go on to create their own unique style of expression? This autobiography describes the working conditions of the poet and punk rock star Patti Smith, and her friend, the late avant garde photographer Robert Mapplethorpe ... [Read more]
Posted by pollockl on Jan. 26, 2011
Tags: non-fiction, history, biography, poetry, photography, art
Title: One Shot Harris: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris
By: Stanley Crouch
Stanley Crouch gets the credit as “author”, both in our library catalog and on the book itself. But all Crouch wrote is an introductory chapter, which I skimmed but found dense. In actuality, the book is a collection of photographs by a Pittsburgh photographer, Charles Harris. Crouch expends the proverbial ... [Read more]
Posted by Tirantes on June 23, 2010
Title: Song Without Words
By: Sophia Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy's wife bore him 13 children. He scribbled his novels in notebooks that only she was able to read so she spent all night copying in a legible hand everything he wrote the previous day...think about THAT the next time you see a copy of WAR AND PEACE. But ... [Read more]
Posted by Ruby Boggs on June 11, 2009
Tags: history, biography, photography