Book Construction in Progress

CONSTRUCTION IN PROGRESS of Sydney Opera House Book.. As you can see Reg’s depictions of the Sydney Opera House are culturally fascinating and unique as is the story in this book about the  rich inner life of one of the most famous buildings on the planet. The details become more and more special on this … Continue reading Book Construction in Progress

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Nick Cave and the re-invention of music journalism

That the songs are now of life, with life, not about life, is the tectonic shift that occurred with the Bad Seeds album Push the Sky Away. The songs are fragmentary, coherent enough to have a defined form, but open too, as they become more familiar, through replaying, hearing them has the effect of walking … Continue reading Nick Cave and the re-invention of music journalism

Sydney Opera House book synopsis

Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous buildings on the planet. A powerful magnet, luring visitors from around the world to its ridiculously beautiful harbourside setting to photograph themselves against the dramatically sculptural assembly of its upended, nestled white roof shells. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao with its billowing titanium … Continue reading Sydney Opera House book synopsis

All the Details Matter … Incremental Technological Change

“We’re building something here, detective. We’re building it from scratch. All the pieces matter.” Lester Freamon. The Wire This abstract photo is of the spotlights set flush into the floor along the front windows of the Apple Store in Sydney’s CBD. Going into the Apple Store yesterday was a valuable reminder of the value of … Continue reading All the Details Matter … Incremental Technological Change

MUSIC and ARCHITECTURE PUBLISHING, A PRONOUNCEMENT

      I’ve begun a small publishing concern for handsome brochure length works that exist at the crossroads where architecture and music meet. It’s a life affirming activity. Concentrating on buildings, particularly mid to late 20th century civic buildings, that are remaining useful through the ingenuity and resourcefulness of those who use them reinvigorating … Continue reading MUSIC and ARCHITECTURE PUBLISHING, A PRONOUNCEMENT