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Manhattan Transfer

just published by BLURB: our NEW YORK book; 1997 we (Frizztext is a team: Barbara + Dietmar Fritze, Germany) tried to create a NEW YORK photo collection in a certain lyrical mood; we adored the NEW YORK book of Inge Morath (wife of Arthur Miller) and we liked to read the novels of John Dos Passos or the lyrics of Lawrence Ferlinghetti; maybe the mood has changed after 2001/9/11 - or not, what do you think?

John Dos Passos (1896-1970) had tried to compose an artwork built of the stuff: NEW YORK, - and it worked like a movie script - but written in a time (1925), in which the film industry did not yet have the tremendous technical and financially possibilities available as they owe today. Dos Passos portrayed the movement, the speed, the unstoppable energy of this city. The title of his novel "MANHATTAN TRANSFER" deciphered in the scene as the main character sat in a subway and the rhythmic strides seem to sound like "MAN-Hattan TRANS__FER. MAN-Hattan TRANS__FER. MAN-Hattan TRANS__FER". Every human being like a leaf in the wind seems to be fenced in by the tempo of the city. ..

maybe I should write some short stories, explaining my pics ...

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Uploaded on November 18, 2009