Sunday, December 31, 2006

A new blog for a new year

So, a new venture in blogdom for 2007.

I'll start with a book that has been keeping me company over Xmas - not quite so easy to find (my temporary copy thanks to the Banff Centre for the Arts library):

Berlin in the Time of the Wall by John Gossage.

A hard book to describe, it is full of wonderful layers and different ways of seeing. The sheer number of photographs is close to daunting. But I think it is going to stay with me for a while.

The only thing do is to save up for a copy... (it seems most of Gossage's books are either rather expensive, very hard to find - or both)
Link to some of Gossage's work here


Gudmundur Ingólfsson said...

There is a bokk paralell to this
"Waffenruhe" by Michael Schmidt
a former Berlin policeman and an important mentor of Gursky

Luis said...

Just wanted to take this opportunity to say hello, and to wish Tim the best of luck with this new venture.

Gossage's book is a great balance between introspection and history.

--- Luis