Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

Hoping to pick up a great book this weekend?

Admire stunning complex visuals while absorbing data from around the world with a collection of the year’s best infographics, from the Pamplona International Malofiej Award. Also the 4th edition of The White Review – a culture review dedicated to creating a healthy and varied forum for expression and debate – has a new issue with a feature on photographer Juergen Teller. Lastly, at one of our favorite bookstores, Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, Doug Mack will read and sign his travel memoir on using a 47-year-old guidebook, Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day.

(Image of A2 Street)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



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