Euclid? Whimsy? Books?

The picture above comes from a NY Times article. I wish I could see the actual book, but I probably won’t have that opportunity. It’s an expensive set of books to buy without the advantage of seeing it first, although you can leaf through it here on the publisher’s website. I seem to have developed an interest in geometry, something that never took during high school. Euclid geometry seems so much more doable when in primary colors!

Which reminds me, I still need to get to the Amon Carter Museum to see a couple of exhibits, one of which is illustrated below. Guess I still have a couple of weeks…

Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s–50s

Featuring approximately eighty seldom-seen paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, drawings, and films, this exhibition juxtaposes the work from artists of the Americas, providing a fresh and innovative look at this dynamic and cosmopolitan period of modernism.

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  Esphyr Slobodkina (1908–2002)
Small Abstraction in Tans, 1940
Oil on Masonite
© Slobodkina Foundation
Newark Museum, Gift of Jerry Leiber
Constructive 10

Now, for true whimsy, check out this article in US Today. They’ve found the best truck stops across the country. Instead of following old Route 66, just get a map and journey to the ten best stops and see what you see along the way!

Books-For those of you who love books (as I do), I ran across this blog about books. It looks promising, and I’ve bookmarked it for weekly reading for a while.

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