Monday, February 28, 2011

The Psychedelic Horror of Frank Asch

Linda by Frank Asch, McGraw Hill, 1969
Summary: A girl named Linda wakes up and goes for a morning stroll in her neighborhood. On her way, she encounters some locals, including a shirtless bearded man whom she calls "Santa".
This is Frank Asch's second children's book. He is best known for his Moonbear series from the 1980's-90's.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Picassiette (the plate stealer)

Raymond Isidore, Interior of the Maison Picassiette, Chartres, France, begun c. 1938
from Gardens of Revelation: Environments by Visionary Artists by John Beardsley, Abbeville Press, 1995

Friday, February 25, 2011

Bucky + Towers

R. Buckminster Fuller discusses Simon Rodia's towers, 1983.
This 40 minute unedited interview is included as a DVD bonus feature with the documentary I Build The Tower by Edward Landler & Brad Byer, Bench Movies, 2006. This was R. Buckminster Fuller's final interview at the age of 87. (Isamu Noguchi's chrome nickel steel bust of Fuller features prominently)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Art Education 10

ART PLUS by Ronald N. MacGregor, University of Alberta, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., 1977

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

travelling sculpture

Scultura da viaggio, 1958-1964
from Bruno Munari: Il Disegno, Il Design, CSAC Universita di Parma, Edizioni Corraini, 2008

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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from Weaving You Can Use by Jean Wilson, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY, 1975

Monday, February 21, 2011


Herbert Bayer, Diagram of extended vision in exhibition presentation, 1930
from OCTOBER 22, Fall 1982 (Judgement Seat of Photography by Christopher Phillips)


Back home now. Stack from Los Angeles and Fargo.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Jonathan Pylypchuk at China Art Objects, LA. opens today.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nuestro Pueblo

Simon Rodia's towers in Watts, CA, earlier today.
(Simon Rodia 1879-1965)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Wave Goodbye

Wave Goodbye to Grandma, poster paints on paper, 1970
from Alan Ruppersberg: One of Many---Origins and Variants, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, 2006

I'll be away from the blog for a little while. I should be back posting in a couple of weeks (and possibly once or twice before then). Take care and thanks for visiting.


anonynous, carved whalebone, Arctic Bay, 1963(?)

Monday, February 7, 2011

The Organized Mind

Limbo: The Organized Mind performed by Jim Henson on The Tonight Show, 1974. Music by Raymond Scott. Watch here.
reminded of room weaving
(thanks Simon!)


Magic Mirror Tricks by Marion Walter, illustrated by Navah Haber-Schaim, Scholastic, 1971 (published in hardcover as Look For Annette) "You can do all kinds of tricks with a mirror inside this book."

Sunday, February 6, 2011

brown bag

125 Craft Ideas Kids Can Make From Throwaways, Highlights for Children, Columbus, OH, 1981

Saturday, February 5, 2011

a promising line of origami thought

from Origami Made Easy by Kunihiko Kasahara, Japan Productions, Tokyo/NY, 1973
"...So far, no book or other full treatment of abstract origami has appeared. But like other fields of endeavor, origami can certainly have main streams and branch currents, one of which can be abstract figures. As this field has yet to be explored, I present a few abstract origami here in the hope that they will inspire you to devote attention to what is likely to become a promising line of origami thought..." -Kunihiko Kasahara (Origami Ideas for Future Study)

Friday, February 4, 2011

stones, bones and skin

artscanada---Stones, bones and skin: Ritual and Shamanic Art, December 1973/January 1974, issue numbers 184-187
The cover features one of a pair of carved maple figures made by an Ojibwa man probably 1870.
I hope to share some of the contents in future posts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Today's stack from The Children's Hospital Foundation paperback sale.