ABOUT the ADDENDUM
The Addendum is an occasional blog about cities, culture, books, writing, photography, and painting. Here is where I post my thoughts and reflections, updates about projects I am working on, and other original content.
The blog takes its name from small publications that were inserted into books with corrections, additions, and expansions, allowing a book to be updated without reprinting; The Addendum serves much the same function for this site.
Category Archives: Books
Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs By Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton. W. W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110; wwnorton.com; 7.3 x 9.4 x 1.2 in; hardcover; 288 pages, 2 b/w photos; $39.95 The act of collecting … Continue reading
Steam: An Enduring Legacy: The Railroad Photographs of Joel Jensen By Joel Jensen. Essays by John Gruber and Scott Lothes, Afterward by Jeff Brouws. W. W. Norton & Company, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110; wwnorton.com; 11.9 x 11.1 … Continue reading
For some time now, I’ve had a web site of some form or other on the domain route99west.com. This blog, for example, has sat on route99west.com/addendum/ for something like 5 years, maybe 6. I chose the name for various reasons, … Continue reading
Should photographers think more like a guerilla? Recently, I wrote here questioning the ways that photography is displayed and shared with the public. My basic premise: that the typical ways that photography is shared — the gallery wall, the publication, … Continue reading
Skylines and the Grand Style: Learning past photographic movements can inform present-day photographic approaches. San Francisco, California, 2010. I’ve commented before on the value of planning and research before making photographs in the field, including spending time communing with books … Continue reading
Great Railroad Photography From the editors of Railfan & Railroad Magazine. Carstens Publications, Inc., 108 Phil Harden Road, Fredon Township, Newton, NJ 07860; http://www.carstens-publications.com/; 8.5 x 11 in; perfect-bound, 98 pages, 124 color and 5 b/w photos, 1 illustration; $14.95. … Continue reading
Discovering Main Street: Travel Adventures in Small Towns of the Northwest By Foster Church. Oregon State University Press, 121 The Valley Library, Corvallis, OR 97331; http://oregonstate.edu/; 5.5 x 8.5 in; trade paperback; 192 pages, 5 maps; $18.95 Although the Northwest … Continue reading
Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century Narratives by Linda Grant Niemann, Photographs by Joel Jensen. Indiana University Press, 601 North Morton Street, Bloomignton, IN 47404; http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/; 11.3 x 9.1 x 0.8 in; hardbound; 168 … Continue reading
Classic Steam: Timeless Photographs of North American Steam Railroading By John Gruber. Forward by William L. Withun. Fall River Press, 387 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10016; http://www.sterlingpublishing.com/imprints?imprint=Fall+River+Press; 12.25 x 12.8 in; hardbound; 224 pages, 43 color and … Continue reading