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French Impressionists (Matisse, Monet, Pierre Bonnard,
Camille Pissarro): Pointillists; Fauvists.
I love Andy Goldsworthy's sculptural creations.
I love how he uses Nature as his Muse - haystacks, rocks,
flowing bodies of water.
He has a permanent outdoor installation on Stanford Campus,
next to the Cantor Arts Center, that I like to visit.
Poetry - My favorite living poet is Seamus Heaney (read Heaney's
'Oysters' and 'Clearances'; Robert Pinsky's 'The Figured
Galway Kinnell - everything, especially 'Poem of Night'.
Reading - The New Yorker, the NY Times (too bad that Frank Rich
departed from the Sunday 'Week in Review'), Oliver Sacks
-'Musicophilia', 'California Field Guides to Birds; to
LouAnn Brizendine - 'The Female Brain'; Stephen Dubner -
'Freakonomics' and 'Turbulent Souls/Choosing My Religion';
Malcolm Gladwell - 'The Tipping Point', 'Blink';
Paul Goldberger - 'Why Architecture Matters';
Bill Simmons -'The Book of Basketball - the NBA According to the
Cinema - all the New Wave (Les Nouvelle vague cineastes) directors
Truffaut ('Jules et Jim'), Godard ('Le Mepris' - with Brigitte
Bardot!), Claude Chabrol, Erich Rohmer, the astonishing Robert
Bresson ('Mouchette', 'Au Hazard Balthazar');
Hollywood - 'Rainman', 'The Shawshank Redemption' (especially the
last long tracking shot), 'The Adventures of Benjamin Button',
anything with Cate Blanchett, Dustin Hoffman, Jeanne Moreau.
Music - Ry Cooder; Joan Armatrading; Dylan; Tom Waits;
The Band; classical - Mendelsohn, Chopin, Schubert, Brahms,
Mozart; zydeco and Cajun music; Celtic music - Loreena
Cesaria Evora (sadly, now gone); The Beatles; all Motown -
especially, Marvin Gaye and the Shirelles.