In Praise of Galleries and their Shops

IN PRAISE OF ART GALLERIES AND THEIR SHOPS. … It’s more accurate to say that I’m issuing a piece of music merchandise rather than ‘publishing’ my Sydney Opera House book. After the exquisitely architectural hardcover limited edition it’s moving into a handsome but modest paperback edition. And though it will still have many Reg Mombassa … Continue reading In Praise of Galleries and their Shops

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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

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

An Independent Book as an Independent Record

AN INDEPENDENT RECORD RATHER THAN AN INDEPENDENT BOOK … (photograph is of trombonist Ryan Porter) Today independent releases are standard for music. There’s no sense that individual musicians or bands are releasing their own music because of a failure to be noticed and supported by a commercial record label, or as a warm up to … Continue reading An Independent Book as an Independent Record

Creating Perfectly Perfect Books for Musicians

Whatever it takes to get it right. The most exhilarating and nerve wracking part of putting my Sydney Opera House book together is making the small changes required to make it perfect. It’s conceptually fixed. The writing is done, corrected, and the layout designed. The last part of the puzzle, next week, is to select … Continue reading Creating Perfectly Perfect Books for Musicians