Maxims by the Pound

From ABC of Reading. Ezra Pound. Literature is language charged with meaning. Literature is news that STAYS news. If a nation’s literature declines, the nation atrophies and decays. Your legislator can’t legislate for the public good, you commander can’t command, you populace (if you be a democratic country) can’t instruct its ‘representatives’, save by language. […]

Camilla Huey Trades on Her Work, Not Her Name

By CHRISTOPHER PETKANAS.  Published: April 11, 2012 THESE days, red-carpet cynosures name-check designers like they’re reading a Sears catalog. But one person remains uncited: Camilla Huey. In an era when the brow-threader of every actress is demanding her 15 minutes, Ms. Huey helps realize other designers’ visions (as well as her own) with her company […]

On Collecting

Style reveals the man. The building of a library is an act of style, an expression of what we are and a good measure of who we are. Collecting is an act of self-realization. One collects books and builds a library to create an intensified environment. It is a philosophical statement as this room is […]