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SUMMER READING LIST: MARCELO GOMES


I don’t know too too much about Denise Scott Brown, but a friend interviewed her and I became interested in her and her work.  I’ve also read other books in this series by the AA of London.  
I loved the Lina Bo Bardi one, and the Toyo Ito book is strange and beautiful!  So I’m looking forward to this one. 

Eno is one of my heroes (the other that’s always taking long walks around my brain is Caetano Veloso).  I’m constantly inspired by his work, and his writing is one of my favorite things and has influenced my own work in too many ways to count.  I’ve actually read this book before, and all I remember is the feeling of utter joy, not wanting it to ever end, and I want to feel it again this summer. (it’ll probably feel very different, and I’m excited for that too)  I’m reading this again.

 

 

I’m almost done with this one, and it’s been just joy the whole time.  This is my favorite kind of writing, all broken up, morsels of everything all at once.  It doesn’t sounds the same, but it reminds me of the process of reading Martin Amis’ autobiography — it just made me really happy the whole time.  I didn’t want either of these to end, ever.

 

 

I’ve started on this one already, and it’s BEAUTIFUL.  I love everything about it, how weird Perec is and how visual his writing is, I’m don’t read fiction a whole lot now, and books like this make a lot of sense to me.  It reminds me of everything I love about concrete poetry (though this is more sophisticated and very impressive).  This dude actually wrote a novel in the form of a lipogram!  

 

I’m excited about this.  I’ve read a couple of Borges’ stories a long time ago, and I feel like I’ve read ABOUT him more than I’ve actually read his work.  
Growing up in Brazil someone somewhere instilled in me that I’d need to be a real grown up to be able read Jorge Luis Borges, I think I’m enough of one now.

A writer gave me this book as a present last year, and I loved it so much I just figured I’d recommend it.  It’s beautiful.  I think she recommended it to me because I was raving about William H Gass’ “On Being Blue” (which killed me too!).  This one is lovely, and sad, and beautiful, and surprising (probably only to me.)
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Marcelo Gomes is a Brazilian-born photographer and director based in New York City. We've been following his dreamy, inventive work for years (which has been everywhere), but we love how his open and optimistic personality shines so bright in his new work for Apple, currently seen on huge backlit LED panels in their stores worldwide. His enthusiasm shows through in his reading recommendations, too, and we can't wait to check out some of his favorites this summer. Thanks, Marcelo!