Thursday, February 28, 2013

Parts of a World

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:31 PM

Bruce Reynolds, chief architect of
the Great Train Robbery, who reportedly
died today:

"We all have our benchmarks….
it’s the same madness, I suppose,
that drives people to bivouac on
the north face of the Eiger."

For the Eiger in this journal, see "Parts of a World."

Monday, June 25, 2012

Design (continued)

Filed under: General — m759 @ 1:28 AM

The New York Times  this morning reports the death
last Tuesday (June 19, 2012) in Boston
of Gerhard Kallman, a Brutalist architect
born in Berlin in 1915.

Some Log24 images from the date of his death

IMAGE- Log24 on June 19, 2012-Gropius and the North Face of Harvard Design

The above view shows the south side of Kirkland Street (at Quincy).

IMAGE- Map from http://www.map.harvard.edu/

A more appealing architectural image, from the other side
of Kirkland Street—

IMAGE- Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland St., Cambridge, MA

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mate in Six

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 6:29 PM

In memory of Mike Wallace

  1. An April 8 post noting the death of Wallace—
    a NY Times  obituary notice with ad at top— "The North Face"
  2. An April 21 post noting the death of Charles Colson,
    reportedly at at 3:12 PM on Saturday, April 21, 2012,
    with ad at top— "Discover New Horizons" 
  3. An April 21 post linking to a 3/12 post (this date being
    suggested by the reported time of Colson's death)
    that has a review of the film "The Ninth Configuration"
  4. An April 22 post with six lines that some might
    interpret as meeting on a horizon, two lines that might
    be interpreted as meeting at a "depth horizon," and
    a ninth line that emerges from the other eight
  5. An April 23 post that combines a passage from
    "The Ninth Configuration" with a detail from
    the North Face ad that appeared above Wallace's
    NY TImes  obituary on April 8 and again above
    Colson's obituary on April 23
  6. "The game's…"

See also Knight Moves.


Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

IMAGE- Cutshaw in 'The Ninth Configuration' on God as a giant Foot

IMAGE- April 23, 2012, NY Times obit for Charles Colson with foot from ad for 'The North Face' running shoes

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Time Goes By

Filed under: General — m759 @ 12:20 PM

IMAGE- Mike Wallace NY Times obit with North Face shoe ad

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Saturday January 7, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 11:09 PM

Strange Attractor

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Epiphany Star

(See also the star as a
“spider” symbol in the
stories of Fritz Leiber.)

For Heinrich Harrer,
who died today…

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Harrer was one of the 1938 team that first climbed the north face (the Nordwand, also called the Mordwand, or “death” face) of the Eiger.

Wikipedia on the north face of the Eiger:

“A portion of the upper face is called ‘The White Spider,’ as snow-filled cracks radiating from an ice-field resemble the legs of a spider. Harrer used the name for the title of his book about his successful climb, Die Weisse Spinne (translated… as The White Spider).”

Connoisseur of Chaos,”
by Wallace Stevens,
from Parts of a World (1942):


After all the pretty contrast of life and death
Proves that these opposite things partake of one,
At least that was the theory, when bishops’ books
Resolved the world. We cannot go back to that.
The squirming facts exceed the squamous mind,
If one may say so . And yet relation appears,
A small relation expanding like the shade
Of a cloud on sand, a shape on the side of a hill.


The pensive man . . . He sees that eagle float
For which the intricate Alps are a single nest.

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