Heat Wave

Did you ever see the remarkable 1959 episode of The Twilight Zone called “Midnight Sun?” It starts out to be about a young woman painter in a city experiencing an unforeseen and unfortunate proximity to the sun...or, maybe not? New York has been one of the cities feeling like this lately, and the ICP Library… Continue reading Heat Wave

Snow Canvas

Today’s weather brings to mind a beautiful book in the rare book cupboard donated by one of the library’s greatest angels, Frank Arisman. It is Snow Canvas: Ski, men and mountains with the Leica by Professor Stefan Kruckenhauser [Berlin: Photokino-Verlag Hellmut Elsner, c1937].  That’s right, 1937.  It is in English, as it was distributed by… Continue reading Snow Canvas