After I saw this shelf of vintage paperbacks, I imagined my own fantasy bookshelf full of volumes that reflected the reality of our own times.
One of the things I remember from my 1986 trip to Soviet Armenia was Martiros Saryan’s large painting dedicated to the Armenian soldiers who died in World War II. It struck me as a beautiful way to remember them as cut flowers in jar-like vases. Humble and ephemeral, the colored plants suggest the special spark and fragility of life.
Today, the 2010 Pulitzer Prizes were announced and you can find a complete list of winners on the Pulitzer website. While authors, cartoonists, and photographers must apply for the prize nowadays, that wasn’t always the case. In 1940, Armenian-American writer William Saroyan turned down the prize for his play The Time of Your Life (1939) […]
In grad school, I remember how important Sigfried Giedion’s book Space, Time & Architecture was to a small group of us in the Art History program who found in it a treasure trove of information, even though it was hard to read cover to cover. I recently picked it up again and was quickly reminded […]
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