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Eye newsletter
19 April 2017

Dear friends

In the wake of Eye 93, we have been busy publishing new material on the Eye website.


Photo Critique gif showing Karin Mack, Zerstörung einer Illusion, 1977; Man Ray, Glass Tears, 1932; detail of Harry Pearce, Havana; spread showing Sergio Larrain’s photographs of Valparaíso, Chile, date unknown (left) and 1963; and Isabelle Wenzel, Field 1, 2015.

Above is a snapshot of Rick Poynor’s monthly Photo Critique series that, so far, has looked at exhibitions ‘Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s’ (The Photographers’ Gallery) and ‘The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection’ (Tate Modern) and books Eating with the Eyes and Valparaíso. Poynor’s most recent Photo Critique ‘Age of the female gaze’ looks at Charlotte Jansen’s Girl on Girl, a new survey of 40 contemporary photographers.



Detail of Barrie Tullett’s Inferno, Canto XXII: The Barrators, letterpress, 1991. ‘Nothing; only great bubbles black as ink / Would rise and burst there; or the seething tide / Heave up all over, and settle again and sink.’

Recent blogs include Eiichi Kono’s ‘Dear Mr Johnston’ and Barrie Tullett’s ‘Bubbles black as ink’ about his project illustrating each of the 100 Cantos of Dante’s Divine Comedy created using obsolete technology, which was on display at Dublin’s National Print Museum earlier this year. Also see John O’Reilly’s article ‘Winding up with Mills and Beckett’ published this morning on the Eye blog.



Images from Signs of Italy aka L’Italia Insegna, featured in Eye 91. Top to bottom: Geometrical miniscules on a furrier’s shop in Genoa, optician’s script sign on glass in Spezia and oxidised Art Deco letters in Turin.

While we continue to work on Eye 94, we have published several articles in full from our archive – you can read all articles from Eye 91 and all fourteen reviews from Eye 92.

Warmest regards

John Walters, editor

PS The next Type Tuesday at St Bride Library, 6 June 2017, will feature writer and designer James Clough, author of Signs of Italy. Look out for the Eventbrite link coming soon.

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