Monthly Archives: April 2012

‘eleven seasons’ by Paul D. Carter wins the Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2012

Last night in Crows Nest, Sydney, John Birmingham presented the 31st Australian/Vogel Literary Award to Melbourne writer Paul D. Carter for his novel Eleven Seasons. It was a big night with many speeches – by Allen & Unwin chairman Patrick … Continue reading

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The Sydney Writers’ Festival, Patrick White’s The Hanging Garden and red herring

‘This year, it’s personal …’ The Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012 (14-20 May) is focused on the line between the public and the personal. As artistic director Chip Rolley says: ‘The question of the limits of what is personal is one of … Continue reading

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Gino Severini, Luca Pacioli’s De divina proportione, Pinocchio and the mathematics of art

Here’s the rest of the story of the Cubists and Luca Pacioli’s De divina proportion (‘Of the divine proportion’, 1509), his mystical treatise on maths, art and God illustrated by Leonardo da Vinci. As I said here on 12 March, … Continue reading

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In conversation about Double Entry with economist Professor Geoff Harcourt

This week I’m talking about Double Entry with economist Professor Geoff Harcourt – formerly of Cambridge University and currently a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales – who’s so fascinating that I’m posting the event details here. … Continue reading

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