Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

“How Will You Look This Summer?”

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on June 22, 2012

Issues of Strength and Health magazine from the late 1930s/early 1940s – with some back cover ads.

Synthetic talk, Parody, Defacement, No Authority

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 26, 2011

Pages of galley proofs for George W. S. Trow’s landmark essay “Within the Context of No Context”, published in The New Yorker, November 17, 1980.
The working title was “People in the Grid of Two Hundred Million”.

Magnum headache

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 4, 2007

Magnum: die Zeitschrift für das moderne Leben, 1954-1966, was a German/Austrian compendium of images and commentary on modern design, art, architecture, fashion, and lifestyle.
Issue 3, was titled “Wie Weiter?” [What Next?]

 And it included a memorable cartoon [titled : “Still no solution!”]

 

 See: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnum_(Zeitschrift)
 and http://www.paulflora.com/

Jeremy Reed, extraordinaire

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 23, 2007

A few poems from the latest group of archives from the prolific poet, biographer, critic and chronicler Jeremy Reed, whose writings cover an expanse of 20th and 21st century culture and whose mission, in his own words, is “to rehabilitate the dispossessed” [An in-depth interview can be found here]

Palm Beach News

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 15, 2007

An alt-culture magazine from Basel, 1976-1982, (later renamed The Village Cry) focusing on fashion, film, music and strange phenomena, edited by photographer Beat Presser, who would later become a still photographer for Werner Herzog.