Hamonshū

This book was published in 1903 as a resource guide for water designs that could be used by craftsmen. The artist, Mori Yuzan, worked in the Nihonga style, which emphasized the beauty of traditional Japanese aesthetics during a period of infatuation with the west. I am infatuated with Hamonshū! I've shot thousands of photographs of waves … Continue reading Hamonshū

diatoms

I recently finished reading The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf. It's one of the best books I've read in the past few years, along with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. Both of these books are about the big picture, about deep time and the interrelatedness of all things, living and non-living. The Invention of Nature is … Continue reading diatoms

place

The very opening of Tacita Dean & Jeremy Millar's book Place: "The question, what is place? presents many difficulties. An examination of all the relevant facts seems to lead to different conclusions. Moreover, we have inherited nothing from previous thinkers, whether in the way of a statement of difficulties or of a solution."  – Aristotle, Book IV, … Continue reading place