Patti Smith: American Artist

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She's an icon, a revolutionary, and some even call her 'punk rock's poet laureate.' Long before she became a cultural icon, Patti Smith did time as a painter, writer and poet, frequently performing at St. Marks Poetry Project. It was during this time that Smith met photographer Frank Stefanko. In 'Patti Smith: American Artist,' Stefanko shares this wonderfully personal photographic tale of his friendship and artistic collaboration with Patti Smith. These rare photographs, along with Stefanko's personal account, capture a young Patti Smith from the mid 1960s to the late 1970s. With an introduction by longtime Smith guitarist/collaborator, Lenny Kaye, it's an essential document for the ages. Illus.

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A ponderous New Age spiritualism infuses this idealist approach to understanding and learning from modern architecture. Price, a practicing architect and popular lecturer, seeks connections to sites and buildings by identifying elemental principles of "mythic modern" and employing the "three lenses of design"â€"stillness, movement, and nature. Chapters explore "the stillness of metaphor and myth," the "timeliness of nature," and the "time-fulness of movement" in a freewheeling, eclectic, and intensely personal text peppered with quotations from Joseph Campbell and Gandhi, and they draw examples from Andy Goldsworthy and Frank Gehry. Price's analysis, at times provocative and insightful, mixes his architecture and underlying spirituality with major and less notable designs with scant heed to critical scholarship. While the goals of spiritually pure, sustainable, and environmentally sensitive architecture are admirable, transcendental meditations on selected esoteric designs fail to acknowledge properly more significant and progressive contemporary mainstream projects that positively affect the daily lives of millions. The work is illustrated with more than 160 full-color photographs. Unfortunately, it lacks an index, and the main text's type size is rather small. An optional purchase for comprehensive architecture, design, and environmental libraries.â€"Russell T. Clement, Northwestern Univ. Lib., Evanston, IL

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