Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Façade (première partie)

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 8, 2012

Pages from Façade, a magazine published approximately twice yearly in Paris between 1976 – 1983.
Taking inspiration from Interview Magazine, Façade covered cultural high life in france, documenting night clubbing, music, fashion, and general fabulousness.

The first example shows an article about Guy Cuevas Carrion a Cuban-born writer who morphed into one of the trendiest DJs during the disco years, holding court at Club Sept in Paris. He also recorded several singles, including the legendary “Obsession

[Please alert the editors of Room 26 if anyone makes a mix of the songs listed in the interview!]

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Geographic Sing-Along

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on February 18, 2010

Sample pages from an 1848 book for children intended to teach physical and political geography by way of rhymes set to popular tunes – jingoism notwithstanding.

Lyon, Sarah M. 1848. The musical geography: a new natural arrangement of the names of all the physical features of the globe. Troy [N.Y.]: Young & Hart.

Matter

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 21, 2010

Four issues of a deluxe poetry, art, and music magazine, Matière,
published in Zurich, 1952-53.

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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]