POTD: Lectio #25

POTD: Lectio #25Lectio #25 Paris, France 2013

Reading, a good way to open new doors.

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2 thoughts on “POTD: Lectio #25”

  1. These doors are fantastic! What a great backdrop for the person reading.
    BTW, I first borrowed and then bought a copy of Kertesz’s On Reading. I kept thinking while I looked at the images that one could do a similar collection today with people “reading” their smart phones! Of course, that series might have to be in color.

    1. Thanks Kathy. My idea with the Lectio series is to take another look at reading in the same vein as Kertesz, covering all media including smart phones and tablets. Reading is reading, no matter what the media. Right now on my 21st century smartphone I’m reading The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a story written in the 19th century and set in the late 15th century only a few decades after Guttenberg’s printing press came out. Much like people today warn of the death of culture due to social media, smart phones etc. Hugo’s story lamented about the dire effects of the invention of the printing press had back then, among other things linking it to the death of architecture as a means of expressing the highest ideas of mankind and the rift in the Catholic church and the advent of Luther’s religious revolution.

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