The Ninth Edition
The Ninth Edition is both an ideal and an insight into the way in which the arts feed off each other and exist together as a whole, influencing and improving our lives. Visual arts, cinema, literature, architecture, horticulture and fashion combine seamlessly in our day to day lives but are rarely spoken about together as a total work of art. This blog aims to shed light on the borders between these supposedly separate artistic practices and unveil new and exciting ways to experience and appreciate life through art, and throughout time. The Ninth Edition, like art itself, will be a collaboration, an ever changing and progressing draft, and an ode to beauty in of all it’s ugliness. Therefore it will include, though not be limited to, book and film reviews, upcoming events, beautiful objects and why you should aim to own them, art critiques and general musings about life the universe and everything.
Praise and criticism for The Ninth Edition:
The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious. Lester Bangs.
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” Oscar Wilde.
“But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?” Albert Camus.
“I always advise people never to give advice.” P.G. Wodehouse.
“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, it’ll change your life.” Bernard Black.
N.B. The views and opinions expressed on this website are the contributors’s own and are not the opinions expressed by The Ninth Edition. This is due to the fact that all art is subjective and it would be a very sad world if words alone could express the true experience of a work of art (although arguably it is a work of art in itself to attempt such an impossible task). Therefore I urge all readers to use this blog as a guide to approach the world through a new perspective, but over all, go to galleries, listen to music, read books, and experience your city’s most beautiful places for yourself.