School of Night: This small book of poetry and photography speculates on giving form

(Courtesy Spuyten Duyvil)

(Courtesy Spuyten Duyvil)

We often have books come into our office that are not necessarily on the topic of architecture or urbanism. Slowly, they move down to the bottom of one of our review piles, topped by new arrivals. One such book is School of Nite by the artist and photographer Nancy Goldring and the writer Peter Lamborn Wilson.

School of Night, however, it so beautiful and succinct that it does not deserve to end up at the bottom of a pile.

The book is a small but beautiful volume of poems and images that has Wilson speculating on subjects of interest to all form makers: The Last Secret Place on Earth, Mesopotamia, Fibonacci’s Airstream, and  of course an Ode to Nite. Goldring’s beautiful, accompanying images bring the poetic texts into sharper focus with evocative images that are themselves colorful poems to places, experiences, and atmospheres evoked by Wilson.

The book (designed by Dennis Crompton) is published by Spuyten Duyvil and can be ordered through the company’s website.

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