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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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

Really fascinating series of essays about how artists unconsciously echo each other in the images they use. Lots of great illustrations. My favorite was the photo of the welder guy next to the painting of Mars (the god, not the planet). Read full review

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User Review  - j-b-colson - LibraryThing

For photographers this book can be an inspiration. These essays that make unusual visual connections based on a wide education and awareness, especially in the visual arts lead the way to seeing with ... Read full review


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Lawrence Weschler lives in New York where he is the director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.

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