From fashion to architecture, interior design to website layout, mixology to vacation planning, high-low hybrids are white hot. Rather than persuade the reader of her observations legitimacy, Mclaughlin instead presents us with a compelling lens through which to consider the middle-class infatuation with workwear, utilitarian design, and retro aesthetics.
Including a full facsimile reproduction of Madeline Ginss out-of-print 1969 novel WORD RAIN, as well as previously unpublished essays and poems, this collection illustrates Ginss ability to capture the embodied experience of reading and celebrates her mastery as an experimental writer.
Including versions of his Auto-Destructive Art Manifesto, the moral content of this collection is unashamed melancholic rage at the state of the world. Metzgers writings, at times naïve, can still mess with heads in right-wing America.
A clear culmination of thorough and thought-provoking research into Giacomettis personal letters and drawings, de Vries offers exciting archival discoveries. But the broad focus on differing topics and span of over four decades of the artists life prevents a deep investigation into these findings.