Monday, September 22, 2008

At Harry Ransom Center

Notes and Quotes from first visit to HRC. Note to self: reading room not open on weekends. Enjoyed the exhibits presenting artifacts that writers, artists, designers produce in the process of creating final piece. Hand-written journal pages, letters, to novels... preliminary sketches and full-size drawings prior to the painting etc.

Look up Tom Stoppard and David Mamet
Tom Stoppard Arcadia poster - gorgeous, area of interest created by vertical line of A and horizontal line of apple leaf intersecting

"Reflecting on these qualities, A Cabinet of Drawings is introduced in the spirit of Europe's 16th and 17th-century cabinets of curiosities. In this wunderkammen or wonder room, groups of seemingly dissimilar works are arranged to encourage comparison and to elicit the discovery of new meaning." 
- Peter Mears, curator

Pierre Legrain - book binding designer, beautiful

Interactive book for audience. Turning pages digitally. Thinking of Selina's studies.
"To turn a page lightly touch the edge of a page and slowly drag your finger across screen."

Kate Breakey, photographer
stuck chalk on string attached to nail and drew circle then photographed

"I am interested in ideas," he said, "not merely in visual products" - Marcel Duchamp

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