As I See It: A Life in Detours
|Kligerman, Thomas A. (Author)
|185(h) * 145(w) * 25(d)
This book is a celebration of the power of the smartphone camera combined with New York architect, Thomas A. Kligerman's unique eye. Tom adores travel and the different cultures of the world, recording vibrant details and evocative scenes as he journeys from India to New Mexico, from Beaux-Arts monuments to rustic barns, from ocean to mountaintop.
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This book is a celebration of the power of the smartphone camera combined with Thomas A. Kligerman's unique eye. Tom is a New York architect who adores travel and the different cultures of the world, recording vibrant details and evocative scenes on his device as he journeys from India to New Mexico, from Beaux-Arts monuments to rustic barns, from ocean to mountaintop.
The images have been curated into dynamic pairs that spark a conversation about the world and the different ways of seeing it. They are accompanied by Tom's reflections, and those of his Instagram followers, in a series of captions, comments and mini essays.
More inspiration from the digital world come in the form of QR codes, used throughout the book to transport readers from the printed page to sites in the online universe, in a magical mystery tour of stimulating experience. Readers will never know what to expect or what they will find.
This book is a child of the pandemic, a time when people could only dream of traveling or relive past experiences, as Tom has done, from his camera roll. It rejoices in both the potential of new media and the physical pleasure given by a beautifully made and structured book, a new take on the notion of armchair travel - exuberant, witty and expert.
Contents: A Life in Detours; The Good Old Humber; Two Queens and a Camera; Beetle Cats I Have Known; She's Peppy; The Whisky Watercolor Club; The Oyster is my World; Sculpted by Time; An American Eye; Acknowledgments; Biography
Author Biography: Thomas A. Kligerman is an accomplished architect based in New York City. He was raised in a New England college town before moving to the high desert of New Mexico. Tom is an extensive traveler, having lived in France, England and most recently at The American Academy in Rome as a visiting scholar. From Japan to Cuba and Iceland to India he continues to make his way around the world. His work combines traditional and modern design and has been published in two monographs, Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses and The New Shingled House. When not traveling, he enjoys cycling, water coloring, classic cars, cocktails and spending time with his family escaping to the coast of Rhode Island.