Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

The Alexandria Quartet – Lawrence Durrell (1957-1960)

“The Alexandria Quartet, Lawrence Durrell‘s celebrated tetralogy from the 1950s, was defined by its author as ‘an investigation of modern love’, but has often been regarded by its readers more as an evocation of a city – the Greco-Arab, multi-ethnic … Continue reading

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Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography

Winston Vargas, Barbershop, Washington Heights, New York, 1961 “America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. After World War II, populations shifted from the city to the suburbs and newly built highways cut through thriving neighborhoods, leaving isolated pockets within … Continue reading

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