From a cuneiform tablet to a Chicago prison, from the depths of the cosmos to the text on our T-shirts, 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 if you're looking through Weschler's giddy, brilliant eyes. Weschler combines his keen insights into art (both contemporary and Renaissance), his years of experience as a chroncler 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. Praise for Everything That Rises: 'From the general mass of heavy-handed, pompous writing about art, Weschler's graceful collection of essays and interviews stands out like a rare bloom. Charming, idiosyncratic and deeply intelligent, the book will likely captivate even readers who usually bypass the art history section of bookstores.' Publishers Weekly 'Weschler takes separate strands of the world's body, its history and common stock of images, and reconfigures them into beautiful web works.' Globe and Mail
Product code: BJUHU
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Dimensions: 22.9cm x 22.9cm
Publish date: 16/08/2007
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