24.72€

Title:  THE GLASS CHAIR

Price: 24.72€

ISBN:  978-972-8469-15-3

Dimensions: 2 cm × 22.5 cm × 22.5 cm

Weight: 800 g

Date:  2001

Edition: 

Number of Pages:  138

Collection:  Fora de Colecção

Table of Contents:  application/pdf iconFCOL glass chair.pdf

Introduction: 

To paraphrase Gertrude Stein, a chair is a chair is a chair… and to paraphrase George Orwell, some chairs are more chair-like than others. No other piece of furniture is more redolent of the human body (although our pet animals – cats and dogs – are also fond of sitting on them). Beds, too, evoke people, but their horizontality brings a whiff of death. Chairs are for the living (although Norman Bates, in Hitchcock’s Psycho, installed his dead, mummified mother on a rocking chair). Chairs, like people, have arms and legs, even shoulders and a back. You move them around, as you do with people. An empty chair is not a mere object; it is also testifies to an absence. A chair, unoccupied, seems to be sad, which is why photographers have been so keen to capture tenantless chairs on film. A jilted lover like Jean Harris (murderer of Dr Tarnower, inventor of the Scarsdale diet) could say that she felt like an “empty chair”.

Jorge Calado
in The Glass Chair

Notes: 

Em língua inglesa.

Fora de Colecção