Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Bakery

Visual Athletics Club: S.H. Ferrell & Son,  St Ives, Cornwall, 2011

Edward Barber: E. T. Baker, Islington, London, 1985

Berenice Abbott: Greenwich Village 10, Brotladen, 259 Bleecker Street, 1937
Berenice Abbott Changing New York, Schirmer/Mosel, 1997







It is no accident that bakers choose to stuff their windows to brimming point - ostentatiously displaying the variety and abundance of their product. Such bountifulness is fleeting and the window becomes little more than a spectre with a disembodied hand removing yet another tasty morsel. As the hungry look on, wise in the knowledge that with further procrastination, that particular bun, cake, or loaf that has been singled out, will be lost forever.

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