From my Gallery X series on view now, right now.
And you're in it again.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
|You know the type.|
|The approach to the Clark Library.|
|This is the back of the Clark Actually there was a good turn out for the open house. Everyone else is crowded around the buffet. It's that tight cluster of people to the left of the building.|
|A beautiful autumn evening.|
|Oh dear. The Clark needs help. Don't we all?|
|It's nice to see the modernist touches in this place that is otherwise so redolent of the Renaissance.|
|Okay, let's go inside, shall we? This is what you see immediately upon entering the front door. You owe it to yourself to click on this image to see it larger.|
So I didn't hear the talk and can't speak to it but I will give you a number of snapshots and then you can supply me with your own personal story of Gill Sans Light, Floriated Capitals, or Perpetua Greek. Or tell me about you own neighborhood rare books library housed in an ornately decorated edifice.
|Look at these two! Naked and casual as can be.|
|Those nudes face this view of one of the library rooms stacked double height with books.|
|I mean just look at all those books! And this is but a small fraction.|
|Are those chairs ergonomic?|
|This is where the lectures are held.|
|I could be wrong but this painting smacks of Hollywood set work but I suppose that's the sort of mindset you develop when you live here. Everything looks like some kind of Oz.|
There were some wonderful sketch books and assorted ephemera from Eric Gill in glass cases lining the central hall of The Clark. And the book shelves had even more, Gill sculptures, books, posters, so much.
|He's sketching Gothic tracery and thinking type. I just know it.|
|That shadowy bit really makes this view.|
|Love the subtly of this.|
|Here we really get into Eric's head.|
|This shot and the one above are not the best. I was shooting through glass so that's a challenge.|
|Here's some of his work in stone.|
|This caught my eye. Not Gill but isn't this great? The Clark is so rich.|
|The intercom system at The Clark Library, my final image, along with my usual plea to please leave a comment! And I thank you very much.|