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Everything that rises : a book of convergences

Author: Lawrence Weschler
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : McSweeney's Books, ©2006.
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"From a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, art historian and journalist Lawrence Weschler finds strange connections wherever he looks. The farther one travels (through geography, through art, through science, through time), the more everything seems to converge -- at least, it does through Weschler's giddy, brilliant eyes. Weschler combines his keen  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weschler, Lawrence.
Everything that rises.
San Francisco, Calif. : McSweeney's Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)608123946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Weschler
ISBN: 193241634X 9781932416343
OCLC Number: 63198373
Description: 232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
EXEMPLARY INSTANCES: Echoes at Ground Zero --
The view from the prow of the Getty --
Cuneiform Chicago --
Helen Levitt: Ilium of the Bowery --
Ziggurats of perception --
Expressions of an absolute --
Gazing out towards --
Magritte standard time --
WOMEN'S BODIES: Found triptych --
Girls in their turning --
Languorous landscapes --
Face as torso, torso as face --
Fathers and daughters --
The darling little being --
Images without texts --
POLITICAL OCCASIONS: The graphics of solidarity --
The contras and the Battle of Algiers --
How suddenly it can all just end --
Modern times --
Allegories of Eastern Europe --
Loving or leaving Bosnia --
Pillsbury doughboy messiahs --
A field of blackbirds --
Life against death --
Mona Lewinsky --
Those wacky Htoo twins --
Thumb in the eye --
TREES, NEURONS, NETWORKS: Trees and eyeballs --
Branching out yet further --
Compounding unscientific postscript --
CODA/CREDO: We join spokes together in a wheel.
Responsibility: Lawrence Weschler.

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