Peppiatt, having already written Bacon's biography (Francis Bacon: Anatomy of an Enigma), now submits a collection of essays and interviews spanning his career of writing on the artist (From Amazon.com).
This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J’écris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in English before and Roger Nichols's translation, capturing the very essence of Poulenc’s lively writing style, makes more widely accessible this significant contribution to Poulenc scholarship.
Visionaries: Maya Lin
[Artist Maya Lin working on a pin-river, as part of her Systematic Landscapes installation.]
Maya Lin's work made headlines when it was revealed that she was to be the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The outraged response to Lin's being chosen as the designer was layered with overt sexism and racism, and Lin was forced to defend her design before the U.S. Congress. The Memorial is now considered one of the most profoundingly moving sculptures of its type, and Lin has gone on to create a wide variety of works that examine the interplay between human and landscape.
From the Internet
In addition to the embedded videos below, Cindy Sherman's groundbreaking video, "Nobody's Here But Me," can be viewed directly on YouTube due to age-restricted content.
Award-winning percussionist Evelyn Glennie began losing her hearing as a child, and describes herself as "profoundly deaf." She means she perceives a very low level of sound, and uses her body as a "resounding chamber" through which she experiences her work.
This program provides a unique opportunity to see the late composer, John Cage, discuss favorite subjects such as harmony, chance, and the purpose of music. Cage recounts biographical anecdotes and describes the influence of Marcel Duchamp, Finnegan's Wake, and Zen Buddhism on his compositions.
Biographical portrait of twentieth century French composer, Olivier Messiaen and his music. Features interviews with Messiaen filmed between 1967 and 1987, and excerpts of various musical performances of his works. In French with optional subtitles in English and German
From his long-winding rock walls and icicle sculptures to his interlocking leaf chains and multi-colored pools of flowers. Goldsworthy's painstakingly intricate masterpieces are made entirely of materials found in nature--which threatens, and often succeeds in destroying, his art, sometimes before it's finished.