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Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Christopher J Johnson Christopher J Johnson selects The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel as Book of the Week.
The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel
By Kurt CaviezelRorhof, 2015.
Christopher J Johnson selects The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel by Kurt Caviezel from Rorhof as Book of the Week.

"The Encyclopedia of Kurt Caviezel is composed of an unbelievable number of images gathered from 15,000 publicly streaming webcams across the globe. It compiles people kissing, birds napping, solitary clouds, bus stops, cafe tables seen top down and Coke advertisements; its main subject matter is those situations, behaviors, locations, natural phenomena and encounters that are globally universal.

The stifling amount of images might easily overwhelm in normal circumstances, but Caviezel's encyclopedic presentation presents the information in a comfortable and familiar mode that, by offering sections with concrete subjects like: Automobile, Animal, Ass – relegates the plethora of images to the compartmentalized presentation of an index or list or thesaurus making an otherwise potentially overwhelming experience comfortable and opening it up for the comical.

It is quite comical, in fact. The subject lines for sections can be applied to each image in its taxonomy and the general effect is something like a single frame newspaper cartoon; an image, a caption, a laugh. It is with a great sense of humor and no lack of tasteful, but familiar book design that The Encyclopdia of Kurt Caviezel easily captures one's attention: it is a litany of the absurd, the human and the natural."—Christopher J Johnson

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The Encyclopedia of Kurt CaviezelBy Kurt CaviezelRorhof, 2015.
The Encyclopedia of Kurt CaviezelBy Kurt CaviezelRorhof, 2015.




Christopher J Johnson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a resident writer for the Meow Wolf art collective and book reviewer for Garth Clark’s Cfile Foundation. His first book of poetry, &luckier, will be released by the University of Colorado in November 2016. He is, as of 2016, Manager of photo-eye’s Book Division.





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