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Speck, No. 1: [A Curious Collection of Uncommon Things]

Buchanan-Smith, Peter

Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press, N.Y., 2001
ISBN 10: 1568982976 / ISBN 13: 9781568982977
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Título: Speck, No. 1: [A Curious Collection of ...

Editorial: Princeton Architectural Press, N.Y.

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Edición: First Edition.


Paper-covered Boards. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 215p. A fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 010332

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Sinopsis: In Speck, Peter Buchanan-Smith, Art Director of the New York Times Op-Ed page, asks artists, designers, lawyers, writers, collectors, and photographers to explore our obsessions with the small objects that loom large in our everyday lives.To wit: Maira Kalman empties people's pocketbooks; Nicholas Blechman and Jesse Gordon trace the history of the oldest piece of dust; David Horrowitz catalogs manhole covers; and Peter Buchanan-Smith unearths a 1966 high school yearbook and transcribes the inscriptions ("To a real sweet and cute guy with a great personality. Remember English III").Speck also shows how "ordinary" people can fascinate as much as "ordinary" objects: an interview with shoe shiner Harry Kitt, Manhattan's last practitioner of the dry-shine, photographs taken by a blind man on a sight-seeing tour, and a barber's extensive collection of earth, water, and air from around the world ask us to re-think our assumptions about the commonplace.

Biografía del autor: Peter Buchanan-Smith is Art Director of the New York Times Op-Ed page.

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