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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Contents

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

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About the author (2006)

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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