The beauty of the book is that it has not changed its form. It remains as Gutenberg designed it, leaves bound between covers, handy enough to be held in our arms. A book comes alive when it is opened, and it is here that the magic and mystery begin, as we turn the page and discover a new world held together by concept, content, and the quality of production itself. We are fortunate to have this opportunity to speak with Gerhard Steidl about his life’s work, as a single force who continues to honor the art of book making through his exquisite publishing programme.
Born into a military family, McKeen grew up in several states and countries. He spent three childhood years on an Air Force base north of the Florida Keys during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Two stories in the anthology are his, drawn from that time in his life.
Beauty lends itself to more beauty for award-winning novelist Susan Vreeland. Art opens doors to new artwork, and life is a constant canvas for new perspective.
Vreeland’s passion for delving into the stories behind Old World art may have earned her a place in literary history, but she remains the starry-eyed high school English teacher standing on Pont Neuf 40 years ago.
Ute Lemper is a study in contrasts: her grace on stage commingles with an open and abraded rawness, whose heart seems both hardened and palpably forgiving. Beauty and Truth are flip sides of the invisible mask Ute Lemper wears.
Redemption, regret, catharsis: Love, lust, longing: Eros, desire, retreat. Lemper’s voice expresses the full spectrum of human emotions, it is both instrument and weapon. Expressing manifold tones and shades all in the same breath – oscillating between bell-like clarity, hushed whispers, and a throaty haughtiness – her voice is unmistakable: pure Ute Lemper.
Photograph by MANDERSSON & MASSAUX the Interview: At what point did you recognize that you were a visual artist? When I was told by an elementary school teacher that I was a “a fresh little boy” when during a word problem exercise, you know… a car is traveling to the nearest city […]
Above, the author autographing a book during London Launch Party Helen Jennings is at the helm of fashion’s next big wave—Africa. For the past three years, the editor of Arise magazine (the quarterly title dedicated to African style and culture) has had a front row seat to the African fashion scene, observing and documenting […]
Click to watch ‘Music & Revolution’ on YouTube Mahatma Gandhi‘s passive resistance was rooted in the idea that the greatest revolutionary act is borne in the quiet of one’s mind. Resistance manifests itself in manifold ways, sometimes with anger and aggression and other times in stillness and silence. What all revolutions have in common is […]
the interview: In your own words, how would you describe yourself as an actress? I’m not sure how to answer that. I’m not sure that who I am as a person is different from who I am as an actress. For me it’s all the different sides of me, that aren’t always expressed […]
It’s been an improvised life, my involvement with music was entirely the result of circumstantial coincidence.
I am so grateful that I get to spend my time pursuing a career that is thoroughly rewarding on so many levels that I really don’t know what else could offer this kind of satisfaction in my life.