WORDS WITHOUT PICTURES is a project of the LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. And grew out of the now dead project entitled TIP OF THE TONGUE. This one year experiment between the internet and photographic discourse in now over and it looks like it will become a book.

WORDS WITHOUT PICTURES is now closed as we collect our thoughts for a book which will be published in May 2009. In the meantime, the collected PDF essays which appeared on this website every month over the course of one year are offered for download. In addition to online essays and a selection from the discussion forums that accompanied these texts, the book publication will include other material relating to the project such as excerpts from our panel discussions and conversations with artists.

Many of the essays written here will become the required reading for students in the future. I have already had once class handout an early essay from TIP OF THE TONGUE by Charlotte Cotton "The New Color: The Return of Black-and-White." Although the original site has been dissolved there is an archive of this essay in PDF here. PDF via Paul Turounet's blog (or how he calls it, Forum) Beyond The Surface