Gregory Crewdson

Cathedral of the Pines

Author: Gregory Crewdson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781597113502


Page: 76

View: 8663


Cathedral of the Pines presents Gregory Crewdson's first new body of work in over five years. The series marks a return to Crewdson's classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery. This body of work marks a time of transition for the artist, including the end of his marriage and a retreat from New York to a remote home and studio in western Massachusetts--a period of time during which Crewdson chose to remain socially withdrawn, instead committing to daily, long-distance, open-water swims and cross-country skiing on wooded paths. Cathedral of the Pines is named after one of these trails, deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts, the site where he found the inspiration to make these new pictures. It was there that he felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with his artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity. The photographs are accompanied by an essay by Alexander Nemerov, who addresses the work in relation to the American past, focusing in particular on the way the images draw space and time down to ceremonial points, in which "all that ever happened in these places seems crystallized in his tableaux, as if the quiet melancholy of Crewdson's scenes gathered the unruly sorrows and other little-guessed feelings of people long-gone who once stood on those spots."


Author: A. O. Scott

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810991996

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 5507


Black and white portraits of the back lot of Cinecitt ̉film studio in Rome.

The Poetry of Jean Whalen

Book One

Author: Jean Whalen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 149176385X

Category: Poetry

Page: 60

View: 3572


Jean Whalen’s colorful life spans over nine decades—and nine children. She spent the years of her childhood struggling through the Depression in the American Midwest. She lived through the terror of World War II and eventually saw the dawn of a new century. Through it all, she chronicled her life in verse. The Poetry of Jean Whalen: Book One gives voice to the timeless human truths of perseverance, faith, and love. “The Cow” is a little girl’s observation of the big world from her view on the farm. She entertains her young life as a romantic in “Tall Trouble.” Gentle humor brings grace to “The Hunter” and “A Little Mixed Up.” Whalen embraces life’s lighter moments, despite the darkness that lingers along its edges. Her words bring inspiration to the lost and despairing, and pain is captured by beauty. Whalen has spent her life encouraging and inspiring those around her, driven by a desire to contribute to the lives of others. Her ninety years of experience speak volumes through poetry and bring effervescent light to the dark.

In Search of the Rose Notes

A Novel

Author: Emily Arsenault

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062092458

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9698


“A very clever wordsmith.” —New York Times Book Review “When Emily Arsenault was growing up, a teacher told the fifth-grader she was very good at writing. Give that teacher an A.” —Hartford Courant Emily Arsenault’s compelling debut, Broken Teaglass, was resoundingly praised (“Quirky and inventive...meets all the definitions of a good read.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch). With her intelligent, complex, and ingeniously crafted sophomore offering, In Search of the Rose Notes, Arsenault validates her standing as an exhilarating new voice in contemporary fiction. A moody and engrossing mystery, In Search of the Rose Notes follows two best friends from childhood who once unsuccessfully investigated the disappearance of their teenage babysitter, and now, in their twenties, attempt once again to uncover the truth. Readers who love the literary, female focused mysteries of Laura Lippman, Tana French, and Jennifer McMahon will be thrilled to add Emily Arsenault to their must-read lists.

Gregory Crewdson

Author: Gregory Crewdson,Jonathan Lethem,Nancy Spector,Melissa Harris

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847840915

Category: Photography

Page: 399

View: 3739


A definitive and comprehensive survey of the work of one of America's best known and most acclaimed photographers. Renowned for his melancholic, dramatic, and painterly images of small-town America, Gregory Crewdson has evolved over a near thirty-year career into one of the world's most acclaimed and recognizable photographers. With a meticulous approach that has been likened to that of a film director, Crewdson typically works with a large crew and extremely technical sets to achieve a remarkably deep, atmospheric, and textured perspective. The mood of his images is unique, with a palette of twilights and mid-tones that complements a range of locations and models that create a vision of America at once familiar and haunting, bizarre and reassuring--his vision seems in line with those of Edward Hopper and David Lynch. Collected here together for the first time are every image from each of his many series of work, presented in chronological sequence from his earliest work and the little-seen black-and-white images of Fireflies to more recent masterpieces such as Beneath the Roses and Sanctuary. With a running narrative of short stories written specially to accompany each series by fellow Brooklynite Jonathan Lethem, an introduction by the Chief Curator of the Guggenheim Nancy Spector, and an interview between Melissa Harris and the photographer focusing on his unique process and elaborate techniques, this is the definitive monograph on the work of a true master of contemporary photography.

The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Author: David Barclay Moore

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524701246

Category: Brothers

Page: 304

View: 1649


A boy tries to steer a safe path through the projects in Harlem in the wake of his brother's death in this outstanding debut novel that's been described as a ofast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with uso by Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. It's Christmas Eve in Harlem, but twelve-year-old Lolly Rachpaul and his mom aren't celebrating. They're still reeling from his older brother's death in a gang-related shooting just a few months earlier. Then Lolly's mother's girlfriend brings him a gift that will change everything- two enormous bags filled with Legos. Lolly's always loved Legos, and he prides himself on following the kit instructions exactly. Now, faced with a pile of building blocks and no instructions, Lolly must find his own way forward. a His path isn't clear-and the pressure to join a ocrew,o as his brother did, is always there. When Lolly and his friend are beaten up and robbed, joining a crew almost seems like the safe choice. But building a fantastical Lego city at the community center provides Lolly with an escape-and an unexpected bridge back to the world.a a David Barclay Moore paints a powerful portrait of a boy teetering on the edge-of adolescence, of grief, of violence-and shows how Lolly's inventive spirit helps him build a life with firm foundations and open doors. a oThe Stars Beneath Our Feetais the book I've been waiting for. Rarely do you see this side of New York rendered so authentically and generously. So much heart here. And so much talent.o -Matt de la Pe a, Newbery Award-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street a oThe Stars Beneath Our Feetais a fast and furious read in which we meet some amazing people, people that stay with us. David Barclay Moore is an exciting new voice. We definitely haven't heard the last of his brilliance.o -Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning of Brown Girl Dreaming

The World Beneath the Sycamore

Author: Rita R. Trafford

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490770526

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

View: 2000


In her first book, A Place Called Forever, Rita R. Trafford touched upon the troubled childhood of a six-year-old girl looking for answers to why her childhood wasnt one she could consider as being normal. This book, being a sequel to that story, follows the life of that same child as an adult still dealing with the traumatic reoccurring memories of her childhood. Grace Curry, now a wife and mother of two sons, must find a way to deal with her negative past so she can move on and establish hope for a better future. Some would suggest that Grace is going through an identity crisis, but in all reality, she is merely trying to cope with two different worlds that seem to want to coexist. Grace realizes that she must give up one of those worlds in order to survive in the other. The problem lies in her self-perceived inability to separate the two.

The Book of Roses

Author: Francis Parkman

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 1429091169

Category: Gardening

Page: 236

View: 1811


Renowned American historian and leading horticulturalist Parkman wrote what was for many years a standard manual on the subject of roses in 1866.

The Darling

Author: Russell Banks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747578901

Category: Americans

Page: 408

View: 4086


Hannah Musgrave has left her family in Liberia during the civil war - now she must return and confront her ghosts

Beneath the Stones

Author: Susan Coryell

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628308532

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 3075


Mystery, suspense and romance flourish against a backdrop of Civil War turmoil and ancestral strife--where immortality infiltrates the ancient air breathed by all who inhabit Overhome Estate. Ashby Overton has everything to look forward to, including a promising writing career and her wedding at summer’s end. But, Overhome, her beloved historic family estate in Southern Virginia, is in financial peril and it is up to Ashby to find a solution. Interfering with Ashby’s plans is a dark paranormal force that thwarts her every effort to save Overhome. Supernatural attacks emanate from an old stone cottage on the property rumored to be a slave overseer’s abode, prior to the Civil War. As the violence escalates, Ashby begins to fear for her life. Who is this angry spirit and why is his fury focused on her?

A Good Year for the Roses

A Novel

Author: Gil McNeil

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401330703

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6892


Life hasn't been a bed of roses for Londoner Molly Taylor lately. Newly divorced and struggling to find a new home and a way to support her three boys, she's stunned when her beloved Aunt Helena dies and leaves her Harrington Hall, a three-hundred-year-old manor house on the Devon coast, where Molly grew up. But does Molly really want to run a bed-and-breakfast in an old house where the only thing that doesn't need urgent attention is Aunt Helena's beautiful rose garden? Or care for Uncle Bertie, an eccentric former navy officer with a cliff-top cannon? Or Betty, his rude parrot that bites whomever annoys it? Yet Molly's best friend Lola is all for the plan. "My heart bleeds. Your very own beach, the beautiful house, and Helena's garden. All you have to do is grill a bit of bacon." But with Molly's conniving brother running the family hotel nearby, the return of a high school flame with ulterior motives, and three sons whose idea of a new country life seems to involve vast quantities of mud, this is not going to be easy. And then Harrington Hall begins to work its magic, and the roses start to bloom... Warm, witty, and chock-full of quintessential British charm, A GOOD YEAR FOR THE ROSES is a story for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting over...with or without bacon.


Photographs by Gregory Crewdson

Author: Rick Moody

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 0810910039

Category: Photography

Page: 112

View: 6720


This volume chronicles Gregory Crewdson's Twilight series, elaborate tableaux that capture bizarre surrealities behind deceptively familiar suburban facades. The images are accompanied by an essay from Rick Moody, a novelist renowned for exposing the underbelly of small-town, middle-class America.

Rule Of The Bone

Author: Russell Banks

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307375641

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1472


Chappie is a punked-out teenager rejected by his mother and abusive stepfather. Out of school and in trouble with the police, he drifts through crash pads, doper squats, and malls until he finally settles in an abandoned school bus with Rose, a seven-year-old child, and I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian who will dramatically change his life. Together they begin an amazing journey... From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lying beneath the Virgin

Author: C. W. Wilson

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462030017

Category: Fiction

Page: 616

View: 6981


WARNING: CONTENT MAY BE DAMAGING TO RELIGIOUS BELIEFS In 1995, C.W. Wilson’s life was changed forever when he discovered satanic iconography veiled in the Catholic Church’s venerated “Our Lady of Guadalupe”. He shares this insight in a new novel inspired by actual events. The leaders of the most powerful religion in the world are not who they claim to be... And they have a secret. In the shadowed underworld of the illegal narcotics trade, Kentucky, a seemingly normal young man of questionable morals and principals, unwittingly discovers a blasphemous subliminal image in one of the world’s most beloved icons, and his search for answers uncovers a deception so malevolent it could destroy the very foundation of Christianity. In a world void of physical and mental limitations, Kentucky struggles to come to grips with Christianity’s darkest and most closely guarded secret. Will the promise of an eternal life in heaven still hold sway once the world discovers death is merely an option?

Gregory Crewdson Fireflies

Author: Gregory Crewdson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970909053

Category: Art

Page: 60

View: 3461


In the summer of 1996, Gregory Crewdson spent two solitary months at his family's cabin in Becket, Massachusetts. Using both small- and medium-format cameras, he obsessively photographed the fireflies that came alive at dusk each evening. Crewdson was drawn to the flickering lights, in part, by the underlying impossibility of capturing their elusive beauty in pictures. This luxurious volume, featuring 61 full-page tritone reproductions, calls to mind many of the hallmarks of Crewdson's oeuvre, from the sense of wonder in the nocturnal landscape, to the focus on light as a narrative event, to the fascination with nature as a psychological mystery. Although consistent in terms of their subject matter, these photographs demonstrate a wide scope of visual expression ranging from almost pure abstraction to more idyllic representations of the natural landscape.

A Rose for Emily

Author: William Faulkner

Publisher: Merrill Publishing Company


Category: Mentally ill women

Page: 140

View: 524


Roses and Rot

Author: Kat Howard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481451189

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8692


Imogen and her sister Marin escape their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, whether it be art or love in this critically acclaimed debut novel from “a remarkable young writer” (Neil Gaiman, American Gods). What would you sacrifice for everything you ever dreamed of? Imogen has grown up reading fairy tales about mothers who die and make way for cruel stepmothers. As a child, she used to lie in bed wishing that her life would become one of these tragic fairy tales because she couldn’t imagine how a stepmother could be worse than her mother now. As adults, Imogen and her sister Marin are accepted to an elite post-grad arts program—Imogen as a writer and Marin as a dancer. Soon enough, though, they realize that there’s more to the school than meets the eye. Imogen might be living in the fairy tale she’s dreamed about as a child, but it’s one that will pit her against Marin if she decides to escape her past to find her heart’s desire.

The Tale of the Rose

The Passion that Inspired The Little Prince

Author: Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 0812967178

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 6157


A memoir by the wife of Antoine de Saint-ExupTry chronicles their passionate relationship, from their first meeting in Buenos Aires in 1930 to his untimely death while flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France in 1944, in a remarkable account of the tumultuous romance that inspired The Little Prince. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.