SUMMER READING: SIDEWAYS ATLANTA
Sideways Atlanta, named “best tour guide for the city” by Atlanta magazine [“Secrets of the City” November 2002]—written by Suzanne Winterberger and Bill Tomey—contains gravitating attractions, historical accounts of the city’s “rise from the ashes” and anecdotes of Atlanta’s legends: Hosea Williams, “Atlanta’s Most Notorious Driver,” Margaret Mitchell and James J. Andrews. Tomey and Winterberger have gracefully meshed the qualities of a offbeat guide—tours of the city and lists of popular places to visit—with engrossing tales of historical icons and haunting myths. Sideways Atlanta is appropriately titled to commemorate a neglected dog named Sideways, adopted by the Georgia Tech community and after sustaining injuries, began to literally walk sideways. Tomey and Winterberger, both photographers, began their work on the guide in 1993, and the resulting product is as uniquely southern as the excerpt describing grits.
Sideways Atlanta was published in 1995 by the Creative Intelligence Agency
Paperback, 146 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
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HAMBIDGE’S FABLES OF THE ECO-FUTURE, EXHIBITION CATALOG
The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences’s full color catalog of their recent Weave Shed Gallery exhibition, Fables of the Eco-Future (March 30-June 8, 2013), is a striking hardcover self-published by the Hambidge Creative Residency Program [12 x 8 inches, 83 pages, full color, glossy paper]. Edited by exhibition curator Lisa Alembik and designed by Joey Hannaford, this book indexes the work from the exhibition while providing supplemental material. The catalog opens with a table of contents of each piece, and follows with a letter from the executive director, Jamie Badoud, and a statement from the curator, Lisa Alembik. Charming foliage-shaped graphics sweep across the first few pages and border the bottom corners of every page accenting the page numbers. This volume provides the reader with high-resolution photographs (including the name, title, medium, and dimensions) of every work and text from the written pieces from the exhibition. It is also a treat to read artists’s and curator’s statements throughout. Self-published by Hambidge; available on blurb here.
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