Groundwood Books, Hardcover, 9781554980819, 60pp.
Publication Date: May 2011
Joanne Schwartz and Matt Beam have discovered numbers in many different forms all over the city. They are on houses and apartment buildings, on store windows and doors, on trucks and garbage bins, on sidewalks and parking spots. They are printed, spray-painted, molded in plastic, chiseled in stone, stamped on vinyl, even torched into metal. We see these numbers, often unconsciously, every day, but the wonderful photographs in this book prompt us to look at them more closely, becoming aware and alive to the art, serendipity and variety that surround us. This is another beautifully conceived book for anyone who enjoys engaging visually with the city.
Matt Beam is a writer, freelance journalist, photographer and teacher. He has taught in New Zealand, Fiji, Guatemala, Vancouver and Toronto. His first book, Getting to First Base with Danalda Chase, will be published by dutton in the US in 2007. Matt Beam lives with his partner, Lorraine, in Toronto.