30 minutes | Apr 26, 2021

Hall's Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols in Art

Welcome to another episode of the Bowie Book Club, where wild speculation and grasping for straws about Bowie’s favorite books has reigned supreme since 2016. This time we took a little wander through Halls Dictionary Of Subjects And Symbols In Art by James A. Hall and read about a lot of saints with swords (sometimes stuck in their heads) Subscribe! iTunes | RSS | Stitcher Follow us! (Not in a creepy way) Twitter Facebook Instagram Web Presence Our Bookshop Visit our lists on bookshop.org and help support the podcast (and independent bookstores too!) Stuff We Talked About James Hall's obituary in the Guardian Article about the first English dictionaries Mountweazel! The random paintings we attempted to decipher. Our episode about David Bomberg. We didn't talk about it, but here's Nick Cave's handwritten dictionary h/t to Austin Kleon's excellent recent blog post on dictionaries What Are We Reading? Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake The Hard Crowd by Rachel Kushner Bleak House by Charlie Dickens (as always) Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox Born a Crime by Trevor Noah Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi What Song Did We Choose? What's Up Next Tadanori Yokoo by Tadanori Yokoo
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