Tag Archives: Building Stories Essays

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Beautifully Failing, Anew

How does this concentrated exploration of failure shape our understanding of these artists’ accomplishments, as well as their relationship to their own work? Continue reading

 
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Loss as Life in Building Stories

Loss means a lot of things in Building Stories, and, in keeping with the text’s complexity, loss is something that Ware’s characters dread, fight against, and fear, yet also something that they occasionally desire. Continue reading

 
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Building Stories: Stories about Art and Buildings, and Growing Up

As I unboxed Building Stories, sitting on the floor and slowly spreading out its wondrous contents, my first thought was of Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise, his “portable museum”. Continue reading

 
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The God of Small Things

In Building Stories, the game and the book-as-object are the frameworks through which a multilayered, intricate web of stories and relationships emerge. Continue reading

 
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