Friday, December 01, 2006

The Skyline as Library — I Heart 'The Fountainhead' — If Books Could Kill

Via Hua: Insoociant posts a great pic of the Bibliothèque Nationale, four buildings designed to look like open books.

This reminds me of my recent viewing of King Vidor's The Fountainhead (1949)—terrific! The title sequence shows the edge of a building—that turns out to be the spine of a book . . . the cover of which says THE FOUNTAINHEAD! I can't find an image, but here's a pic of Gary Cooper as Roark, next to a model of one of his buildings:

Don't you like the name "King Vidor"?

Rounding out today's unconventional "books" coverage—fellow Saybrugian Ed has sent me a photo from the distant past, in which the Koran (I believe) goes head to head with Shakespeare:

This picture from the college yearbook originally appeared in The Yale Herald, accompanying a humor piece in which my roommate and I were...I forget the concept. (I think we were supposed to be "geeks," and/or supergifted overachievers.) The photo was taken by Campie Drobnack.

Don't you like the name "Campie Drobnack"?

UPDATE: A quick Google search suggests that Campie is architect!


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