Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Agency

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Strike That Pose.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Fashion Statements

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From Monday in this journal —

Related news this morning —

Anne Hollander, Scholar of Style, Dies at 83
By William Yardley in The New York Times ,
10:26 PM ET July 8, 2014

Anne Hollander, a historian who helped elevate
the study of art and dress by revealing the often striking
relationships between the two, died on Sunday at her home
in Manhattan. She was 83.

The cause was cancer, said her husband, the philosopher
Thomas Nagel.
. . . .
She received a degree in art history from Barnard College
in 1952. The next year she married the poet John Hollander.
Their marriage ended in divorce.

Related material from this journal last year —

“Be serious, because
The stone may have contempt
For too-familiar hands”

Adrienne Rich in “The Diamond Cutters” (1955)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jazz Saint

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From an obituary of a jazz pianist and host of
a radio interview program on jazz —

McPartland said the conversations themselves
were very much like jazz, spontaneous and

"It's so easy to make it a conversation, and
you don't know where it's going to lead,"
McPartland said.

See, too, last night's Conversations with an Empty Chair .

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Conversations with an Empty Chair

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(Continued from 4 AM Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006 —
Meet Max Black .)

In memory of office chair designer Charles Pollock,
who reportedly died today at 83.

An image from the 2006 Meet Max Black  empty-chair post
appears also in today's previous post, The 20 .

The conversation of this  post's title (see The 20 ) —

The 20

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM

In memory of author Elmore Leonard

A graphic symbol and a search for "Nowhere"*
in this journal yield

Box symbol

Pictorial version
of Hexagram 20,
Contemplation (View)

"Cotton Mather died
when I was a boy.
The books/ He read,
all day, all night
and all the nights,/
Had got him nowhere."

— Wallace Stevens,
"The Blue Buildings
in the Summer Air"

* See previous post.

Monday, August 19, 2013


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IMAGE- NY Times online front page with caption- 'Thereby hangs a tale.'

The tale is not Thomas Nagel's remarks on philosophy
summarized above, but rather the late John Hollander's
remarks on Nowhere:

"We all know where it is they've gone, the dead:
Beyond Noplace, far into wide Nowhere."

See also Nagel's book The View from Nowhere .

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