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Post #1362 • June 10, 2009, 1:17 PM • 1 Comment

One of the perquisites of living in Boston is the occasional library book sale. Hardcovers are $2, softcovers are $1. There is a Specially Marked section where items shoot up to $10. Here's my haul from the sale this past Saturday:

Ch'i Pai Shih by T.C. Lai. Autobiographical notes, paintings, and poems by the master.

Blue Pills: A Postitive Love Story by Frederik Peeters. A graphic novel about the Swiss cartoonist's life with a woman and her son, both of whom are infected with HIV.

Robert Frost Poetry & Prose. (Ooh, one used from $39.99? I got mine for a sawbuck.)

A Clearing In The Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century. We live nearby some of Olmstead's masterworks and I've been meaning to read up on him.

The Artist's Reality: Pholosophies of Art. Rothko's uncompleted treatise on art, edited by his son Christopher.

James Brooks by Sam Hunter. I used to admire this little book, which Walter Darby Bannard kept in his office when I was in grad school. Brooks is wonderful and under-acknowledged.

Bissier by Werner Schmalenbach. Julius Bissier also deserves to be known better. He's rather like a cross between Klee and Morandi.




June 11, 2009, 12:57 AM

I lived by City Park in New Orleans back in the 1970s. That's one of Olmsted's finest efforts, an essay in putting it together so it doesn't look put together.

I bet the Rothko is a brilliant challenge.



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