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Hallowed camp #8

The ‘hallowed camp’ is a collection of photographs that I return to on occasion. In the words of the Eagles, these photographs ‘can check out any time … but (can) never leave’. Here is the eighth in the series, this one by Wright Marion Morris.

Wright Morris
Straight Back Chair, The Home Place, Near Norfolk, Nebraska, 1947

A while ago I wrote a short post on Morris here.

Hallowed camp #5

Today, it is difficult to catch the sense of pioneering playfulness that existed in the early days of what we now call  Modernism. On visiting the Bauhaus Museum in Berlin a few years ago, I was struck by the scale of creativity of those years, inspired, I was told, by Friedrich Schiller’s “On the Aesthetic Education of Man”, in which play is the force that makes creativity possible.

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The hallowed camp (1)

In a recent post I mentioned the ‘hallowed camp’, a collection of photographs that I return to on occasion. In the words of the Eagles, these photographs ‘can check out any time … but (can) never leave’. I thought I would slowly reveal my hallowed camp. Some readers will be meeting these pictures for the first time. Others will be encountering them afresh. Either way, I hope something new comes from them.

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