Thursday, March 12, 2015

Conversations With : Brent

Keeping us well versed in the world of books, we're chatting with Brent today!

Q. Tell us about the Spring book assortment.

A. The spring assortment is probably one of the best I've seen in a long time.  In all areas- artists monographs, architecture, design, photography, kid's books- there are really a lot of fascinating things coming in.

Q. Which is your favorite? Why?

A. For me it's a monograph on the Italian Futurist artist Fortunato Depero.  I love the abstracted figures of the Futurists in general, but Depero's especially- clean lines and bright colors. (Available now in the shop)

Q. Do you believe you can tell a person's personality by looking through their bookshelves?

A. No- I don't.  Or rather, I don't even want to try.

Q.  We recently interviewed More Than Human's Tim Flach, who would you like to see an interview with next?

A. Easy- the photographer Ben Huff.  His new book on the northernmost road in the US (Alaska) looks breathtaking.

Q. Do you have any tips for online book shopping? How can you know you're picking the right one?

A. Ah- online.  I think you need to know ahead of time what you're looking for- yes?  Well- at least I do.  Not a place for browsing.

Q. What are you reading now?

A. I am engaged in a life/death struggle with an instruction manual for the Arturia Microbrute analog synthesizer.  And - looking through an older book on the Canadian artist Marc Bell- a true lunatic and gifted draftsman.

Thanks Brent!

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