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Horror writer’s ‘Death Collection’ to be unveiled at Northwestern November 1, 2013 – Posted in: books, Libraries, Photography

Northwestern University is set to unveil a collection of death related goodies courtesy of noted horror novelist and screen writer Michael McEachern McDowell. McDowell wrote dozens of novels and the screenplays for Stephen King’s novel “Thinner” and director Tim Burton’s movies “Beetlejuice” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” He also wrote episodes for such  television shows as “Tales from the Darkside” and “Alfred Hitchcock Presents.” Needless to say McDowell was very qualified for such an undertaking.…

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Transformer: Mick Rock & Lou Reed October 4, 2013 – Posted in: Photography, Uncategorized

Deluxe edition of Transformer The latest worthy production from Genesis Publications features legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock and Lou Reed teaming up to share the highlights of their 40 year relationship. From the  iconic cover photo of Reed’s album Transformer to candid never before seen outtakes, studio sessions, spontaneous shots and friends including Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger, Iggy Pop and David Bowie. The book presents a visual biography of one musics most influential performers.…

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In the Stacks: The Getty Museum opens up August 16, 2013 – Posted in: In the Stacks, Photography

Unknown , Fragment of Homer’s Odyssey. Greek, 1st century B.C. The venerable J. Paul Getty Museum  has opened its digital doors with the launch of their Open Content Program. Today the Getty becomes an even more engaged digital citizen, one that shares its collections, research, and knowledge more openly than ever before. We’ve launched the Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible. Over 4,500 high-resolution images spanning their…

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In the Stacks: The Tokyo Sightseeing Photo Club July 12, 2013 – Posted in: bookshops, In the Stacks, Photography

The latest installment of In the Stacks takes us through the Flickr archive of the Tokyo Sightseeing Photo Club, a group of photography enthusiasts who snap and click their way through the city. Here is a bookish sampling of their handiwork from their cache of almost ten thousand images:                 Previously on In The Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Playing Cards at…

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Reading Pictured: Then and Now June 27, 2013 – Posted in: Photography

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo Hundreds, possibly thousands, of images of people reading are uploaded to the web everyday. Us book types would be hard-pressed to get through a day without seeing an image of someone reading something. This was not the case in 1971 when Grossman Publishers released On Reading a compilation of photographs by Hungarian-born photographer Andre Kertész.…

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