Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Monumental Fictions #3, Cinema #42

San Francisco Disaster, American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.

Camera, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer, shot at the Biograph studios, New York City (May 19, 1906)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Annals of Photography #4

[T]he camera seems to me, next to unassisted and weaponless consciousness, the central instrument of our time ; and is why in turn I feel such rage at its misuse: which has so nearly universal a corruption of sight that I know of less than a dozen alive whose eyes I can trust even so much as my own.

James Agee, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Age of Print #16

The Novels of Dashiell Hammett, Alfred A. Knopf, publishers (1965)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Aphorisms #7

I live for syntax.

Raymond Chandler

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Book Titles Without Context #5

Travels of a Republican Radical in Search of Hot Water

H.G. Wells (1939)

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Archaeology of the Poster #8, Medicine #2, The Animal Kingdom #14

The WPA promotes treatment for syphilis through ancient saurians. (c. 1937)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Time #17, History #14, Order of the Universe #27

Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, “History,” Essays, First Series (1841)