April has been a heavy book buying month for Andi and I. New to our shelves over the past few weeks: Baby Geisha by Trinie Dalton features a liner-note from Afterzine contributor Thurston Moore in which he wrote “I find myself reaching for a magic trapeze as I drink in your sentences. Feeling the sweet desire to swing to new freedom, liberation and surprise. Bring it on, Thurston”. Sold.
Blind by Sophie Calle is very big and very yellow. As with most of her work, it’s also fascinating. Blind documents Calle’s exploration revisiting three of her earlier studies into the representations, perceptions, and memories of blind people.
LACMA’s book to accompany their California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way” exhibition arrived on our coffee table about a fortnight before we actually got to see the show in person. It’s not a substitute for seeing the superbly edited show but it does save you having to photograph all the lush furniture and printed matter on view and also offers expanded insight into the history and legacy of one of the 20th century’s most important and enduring aesthetic movements.