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The spokes of Venus

The spokes of Venus / Rebecca Morgan Frank.
Frank, Rebecca Morgan,
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016.

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64 pages; 22 cm
The art of reading ; I. The spokes of Venus -- What is left here -- Caught -- The way to sketch -- The perfumier on the comeback of the scented glove -- Conversations with the artist (1) -- Ministry of the ostriches -- Sogetto Cavato -- Conversations with the artist (2) -- How to judge a picture -- "Landscape is my Pleasure" -- On the symbolism of the lamb -- Bloom -- Women, bird and stars -- Figure drawing -- Everybody's a Picasso -- Magic with cards -- Knees up, Mother Brown! -- What every pianist needs to know about the body -- Elsewhere -- On making ; II. How to look at pictures -- After -- The chief of staff -- Morpheus, from the wall -- Objects are softer than they appear -- The morning of the poem -- Abstracts -- Gallery night -- The artist at the residency -- Conversations with the artist (3) -- How to build a rocket -- There's no ornament like a menagerie -- Derby days -- Retrospective -- "He Was a Good Man" -- Notes for the eye (of head of a women) -- The artist's ode to and per se and -- The most commonly asked questions about the glass flowers -- The piece need not be built -- Installation by sea: body navigations -- Installation in city: intersections of bodies -- Installation in interior: Café Melange -- Nephelokokkugia.
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JFD 16-1361
  • 0887486061
  • 9780887486067
Frank, Rebecca Morgan, author.
The spokes of Venus / Rebecca Morgan Frank.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2016.
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"The gorgeously made poems in 'The Spokes of Venus' suggest he self-reflexivity of the beholder and the nuances of perception: the slippage between object and viewer. The process of experiencing the world deeply, of venturing beyond the literal, beneath the surface, becomes a form of love in these brilliant meditations on process and creativity. Whether the object is painting or dance, installations or music, Frank's elegant, cerebral poems evoke all the senses in richly condensed lines: a syntax that fibrillates with radiant linguistic spokes- insights so fresh that one can't help but be amazed and instructed: "A god can see something / that does not yet exist in the world." --Alice Fulton.
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JFD 16-1361
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