During a recent Alta Vista search for unexpected links to the Technobeat
Archives website, I was shocked to discover that www.amazon.com
is stocking Duplicity, a book I wrote
in 1992. Brainchild of photographer Stephen Milanowski, Duplicity
consists of unlikely pairs of his photos along with a one-page short piece
of writing by Bob Tarte inspired by each photo pairing.
Duplicity was intended to raise money
for photography projects at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, but curiously enough--or
not--the musuem never promoted the book in any way nor even displays it
in the museum shop. I had imagined that every known copy existed only in
the following locations:
- The Grand Rapids Art Museum basement
- Bob Tarte's attic
- Steve Milanowski's study
- The pulping vat at the local paper
Yet, it exists at www.amazon.com
I recommend it for the high quality of Steve's photos and a couple of
worthy stories by Bob, as well for the exceptional print quality. It's only
$22.95 for hardcover, and any pittance that Steve and I would have made
on any copy goes to the Grand Rapids Art Museum instead.
Photos copyright 1992 by Stephen R. Milanowski.
Apologies to stickler Steve for these poor quality jpeg reproductions