Tuesday, June 02, 2009

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air.

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. Notes on Tourism. Edited by Delphine Bedel. Episode Publishers, The Netherlands, 2008. 56 pp., 20 black & white illustrations., 6¾x9½".

This is very possibly the most beautiful title I've ever heard - or at least one that sparks a flood of imagination and inspiration.

Making allowances for how immensely high the bar therefore is set for my expectations of this book, its' premises are unfortunately still a disappointment.

The images themselves are pretty poetic and surely beautiful, but with a title such as 'All That Is Solid Melts Into Air' I do not want to be reading a book about tourism.

(A quick google search shows that there are several other books / articles with the same name, making more promising use of this wonderful phrase. I will investigate further.)


Madelene said...

Väldigt fin titel. Självklar på något sätt. Synd att innehållet var sämre.

Rare Autumn said...

jag kanske tar i lite, men jag måste säga att besvikelsen var gränslös...

jag visste inte att du var tillbaka bloggandes som le portillon - kan vara dagens bästa! :D