Monday, 27 July 2015

The Unforgettable Fire

I was listening to U2's album The Unforgettable Fire last night and reflecting on the album's art & design connections - Anton Corbijn's fantastic cover photograph of Moydrum Castle, and its debt to Simon Marsden and his infrared-photography book In Ruins: The Once Great Houses of Ireland. But more profound still, the album title which was lifted from an exhibition of paintings and drawings by survivors of the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A book of the exhibition was published in 1977 collecting those extraordinary drawings. The book is long out of print but you can download a copy of the book, in multiple formats over at the Internet Archive

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