Nuggets

 

IDEAS

-“If you strip away the details and try to get behind or beneath the surface you are moving in precisely the wrong epistemological direction since the surface provides the fixed points, the revealing clues, for layer upon layer of interpretative strata. The result of thick description is a rich, stratified, wobly pile of increasingly nuanced readings anchored on the surface of the phenomenal world.”
“Taste, After All,” by Kent Kleinman, in After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design.

-Participatory Discrepancies
The power of music is in its participatory discrepancies, and these are basically of two kinds: processual and textural. Music, to be personally involving and socially valuable, must be “out of time” and “out of tune.”
Keil, Charles. “Participatory Discrepancies and the Power of Music .” Cultural Anthropology 2, no. 3 (1987): 275–283.

 

WRITINGS/BOOKS

Taste, After All, by Kent Kleinman in After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design.

-Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement, by Leonard Koren.

-Katachi, by Takeji Iwamiya, Kazuya Takaoka.

Untitled, by Luis Dourado. (This collection of black and white photos from the artist’s archive is drawn over by hand in gold ink. It is a most treasured possession.)