Saturday, July 19, 2008

In Print...

Among new books just published is an interesting study on Stewart Brand, publisher of the amazing Last Whole Earth Catalogue and Synergy and author of How Buildings Learn. Written by Fred Turner,
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism is published by the University of Chicago Press. There is also a study of a neglected group of artists. Douglas Hall's Art in Exile: Polish Painters in Post-War Britain discusses the life of work of 10 Polish artists - including Jankel Adler and Josef Herman - and the problems they encountered in the west. Published by Sansom and Company. In a feature article "Call of the wild: Britain's nature writers", the Independent's Boyd Tonkin explores the revival of nature writing: "every author after John Ruskin has grasped that to celebrate nature means to register a protest, to pursue an ideal, to embody a dream or to struggle against loss."

...also been meaning to mention "
A Scandal in New Bohemia" - Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt's overview of the banning of free paper Variant from Glasgow's Tramway, which was posted on the Mute website.