Everything that Rises: A Book of Convergences

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McSweeney's Books, 2006 - Art - 232 pages
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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 insights into art (both contemporary and Renaissance), his years of experience as a chronicler of the fall of Communism, and his triumphs and failures as the father of a teenage girl into a series of essays that are sure to illuminate, educate, and astound.

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Review: Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I didn't get very far into this book, but I liked what I read. It's a compendium of Believer columns about convergences in art. What I read, I liked, but I didn't feel compelled to sit down and read ... Read full review

Review: Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences

User Review  - Gala - Goodreads

A book that reads like an idiosyncratic scrapbook of observations and collected harmonies from disparate sources. I come from a line of thinkers that make synthesis into a sport, so I really appreciate Weschler's athleticism in this regard. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The View from the Prow of the Getty
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Ilium off the Bowery
33
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Lawrence Weschler's many books include "Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder, Vermeer in Bosnia, " and "Everything That Rises: A Book of Convergences, " which won the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

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