Rest In Peace Lauren Bacall (September 16, 1924 - August 12, 2014)
"I saw Twilight - my granddaughter made me watch it, she said it was the greatest vampire film ever. After the ‘film’ was over I wanted to smack her across her head with my shoe, but I do not want a (tell-all) book called Grannie Dearest written on me when I die. So instead I gave her a DVD of Murnau’s 1922 masterpiece Nosferatu and told her, ‘Now that’s a vampire film!’ And that goes for all of you! Watch Nosferatu instead!"
You Are Here – Maps of imaginary places and interpretations of real places
You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination by Katharine Harmon Princeton Architectural Press 2003, 192 pages, 7.1 x 9.9 x 0.7 inches (paperback) $19 Buy a copy on Amazon
The subtitle sums up this book perfectly: Personal Geographies. Herein lies multiple maps of imaginary places and very personal annotations of real places. These “personal geographies” might be a private fantasy world, as in a map of a world in a novel; the geography might be a concept that is mapped out visually; it might be a work of art which transfers an expression to a 2D place; it might be an interpretation of a place, say a country, revisioned as something or somewhere else. All these personal kinds of maps and more from various historical periods are collected in this vigorous atlas. It suggests that almost any complex idea can be “mapped” in some way to benefit understanding. – Kevin Kelly