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Monday, January 13, 2020

Abandoned Norwegian Space Vessel

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:24 PM

" an abandoned Norwegian space vessel" is a phrase from
a review of the recent film "Ad Astra."

Related material — Bester's "The Stars My Destination."

Book cover (adapted) —

'The Stars My Destination,' current edition (with cover slightly changed)

See also the previous post.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Interconnecting the Meaning Fragments

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:01 PM

"Meaning fragments" is a phrase from the previous post.

See Wechsler in this journal.

Wechsler blocks (illustrating the 'Blockheads' theme)

Related material —

"the liberation of the plastic elements."

Cross of the Stations

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 7:55 AM

From the previous post

" a single station point for naturalistic representation."

— S. Giedion, introduction to Language of Vision  by Gyorgy Kepes 

    Cf.   The Last Station,  not  The Finland Station.

Plastic Elements

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 7:07 AM

"Step by step, Kepes follows the liberation of the plastic elements:
lines, planes, and colors, and the creation of a world of forms of our own.
The spatial conception interconnects the meaning fragments and
binds them together just as in another period perspective did when it used
a single station point for naturalistic representation."

— S. Giedion, introduction to Language of Vision  by Gyorgy Kepes 

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Lotos Rose

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 12:01 AM

See the title in this journal.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Universal History (Adapted)

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:05 PM

"One of the more fortuitous encounters of late-20th-century popular culture —
almost up there with Lennon meets McCartney and Taylor meets Burton —
took place on Labor Day 1965, at Jane Fonda’s Malibu beach house. The
actress was hosting a daylong bash at which her father, Henry’s,
generation mingled uneasily with her Hollywood hippie friends. The Byrds
played in the backyard. A young comedian-turned-film director named Mike
Nichols was approached by an improv comic-turned-itinerant writer named
Buck Henry, who asked how he was doing. Nichols dourly looked around
at all the proto-Summer of Love vibes and said, 'Here, under the shadow
of the great tree, I have found peace.'

Henry immediately recognized a sardonic East Coast kindred spirit trapped
in Lotusland . . . ."

—  Ty Burr,  Boston Globe  staff, January 9, 2020, 10:34 AM

Adapt or Die

Filed under: General — Tags: , , — m759 @ 11:53 AM

For Hollywood

Maybe.

For Emily Yahr (see second item above) —

Buck Henry reportedly died yesterday, January 8, 2020.
This journal on that date a year earlier —

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