Reading Matter.

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 24, 2012 in Personal |

Keeping up with the times is essential in this day and age, and there are some things which you can’t get on the Internet, surprising as that may seem.

One of my interests is architecture, so I made a point of getting the latest edition of Architectural Digest over here. It is an American magazine but with local color added and produced in German and, I thought, would give me some new insights into architecture and buildings in general in Europe. How wrong I was!

The editorial was about a street photographer, now in his eighties, from New York. The bulk of the articles were either on decoration – cushions and chairs, that sort of thing – or how to make a small room look good. There were a couple of good articles on design in general but precious little on architecture. Perhaps the direction changed since it was first published and they didn’t want to lose the name?

And I will also add that I was not convinced to buy this particular magazine because of its wonderful cover … a colorful interior – in Paris, I think – with a quality print on the wall showing, amongst other things, two naked women lying on their fronts, feet towards the camera, watching television. In the States this would be top row material, not for the eyes of anyone under 21 or so and probably wrapped!

Makes no difference in the end, I enjoyed reading it and learned new things about photographers which was good. Might even take another glance at it next month. Still, I want a magazine on architecture …

Love & Kisses, Viki.


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