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Henry Wessel: Incidents by Henry Wessel
Henry Wessel: Incidents by Henry Wessel
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Henry Wessel is a thoroughly likeable man who taught as a professor at the San Francisco Art Institute; it's no surprise that he is deeply thoughtful about photographic art and is an enthusiastic communicator; there are clips of him talking on YouTube. One of his favourite maxims is that good photographs can be made anywhere, an ultimately democratic approach that extends to the content of his pictures, which forensically describe every bit of gravel, every patch of dirt in California's streets. Some of these photographs were shot out of his car window - kids scrapping on a front lawn, two black-suited businessmen standing outside an apartment block - others appear deceptively casual,… Read more
Edwardian Chislehurst: Memories of the Village Bak&hellip by Arthur Battle
A beautifully written personal account of daily life in this interesting district - brimming with detail and anecdote about school and work; family ties and social conventions; the local landscape, architecture, and flora and fauna. Thoroughly recommended.
1970s London: Discovering the Capital by Alec Forshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Eloquent and Engaging, 29 May 2013
A fascinating personal insight on a somewhat neglected decade of London's history. Forshaw is particularly informative on architecture, planning and environmental issues. Eloquently and engagingly written - a thoroughly good read.