Sunday, August 28, 2011

Return to Bloggery

I have been horribly remiss in posting to Brittle Road. I'll try to do better. I've come across some new (to me) information, websites, email distributions, etc. in the past few weeks that I've found extremely interesting. So, if for no other reason than to record these sites for future reference, here's just a start of a summary of what I find to be of interest of late:
  • From Brain Pickings, I found this piece on 7 Essential Books on Street Art fascinating. I was particularly intrigued by two of the photos shown in the piece: and

  • Another one from Brain Pickings, this review of seven "must-read" books about cities
  • gives us seven books that help us, as the article's title suggests, understand urbanity. The most intriguing of the seven, based purely upon reading the reviews, is Who's Your City. Zinester's Guide to NYC comes in a close second, helped along with a wonderful graphic of Brooklyn, New York's astrological signs:

    The synopsis of the book I found least compelling, Aerotropolis, doesn't mention anything about what I believe is a dead certainty: that we simply CANNOT continue to rely so heavily on air transportation.

There will be more soon. If I can get my discipline back; it's been hiding under a rock.


Taradharma said...

welcome back. i find that my blog is an excellent personal journal -- I look back through the years and can't believe I'd forgotten half of the stuff that occurred! Good thing I blogged about it. At least for me. :-)

I wish I could see those photos did you download them?

bev said...

As Tara wrote - welcome back. It is good to see some fresh words here.

YourFireAnt said...

Want me to send you my copy of Jane Jacobs? I'm done with it.


Springer Kneeblood said...

I'd love to have your copy of Jacobs' book!