Thursday, April 30, 2015

"Who Do We Think We Are?"

If there was a sub-heading for my new book, this would be it. An alternative title would be, "Why I have not been blogging of late."

As anyone who's had the misfortune to be within earshot of me in a bar will know, I've been writing a book. There's not a day that goes by without me blurting it out loud on the subway in NYC on my way to work. It started out as a broad history about our attempts to describe 3-D space on 2-D canvas, but it pulled way back to become a story about how we create the idea of ourselves ... of reality, really.

I'm uploading what may end up being the first chapter. I do hope someone out there will read it. If you are that person, please let me know what you think.

I would include an introduction, but I have not written it yet. Let's just say; it's to do with outsiders, hermits, garden gnomes, weirdos, oddballs and everyone that society considers to be a kook. I believe that these people are fundamental to the conception of what civilization is.

Anyway; here it is... Please download the PDF at the link below, and you can open it on any one of your devices.


[Download free PDF book sample here]


  1. Dear Alan, many thanks for sharing this chapter. I just downloaded it and can't wait to find time to read it! I will for sure come back to let you know my thoughts. Take care, Marie.

  2. Hi,
    I've been a fan of your site and writings for some time, especially about 3D/2D relationships in art. I liked the introduction a lot. So, keep up the good work, and I hope I can get my hands on your new book soon.