More than one million words published in trade books, textbooks, magazines, newspapers, the Web—and even stranger places.
The first book in English or Spanish to cover the artists who came of age after the Spanish Civil War.
“An enormously complete directory of who is painting and sculpting what in Spain today.” The Herald Tribune (Paris)
A more extensive treatment of the post-war movements. Because it was originally intended to be an anthology, I did not write the entire book, only about half of it, most of which I signed with pseudonyms.
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American Cinematographer (1969)
About the techniques that German cinematographer Wolfgang Treu used when shooting this adaptation of Kafka’s novel. Treu began using a gyroscope more than ten years before the creation of the Steadicam.
El País, Madrid, Spain (1992)
I recognized the value of books on tape when they first appeared—partly because they seemed to be the ideal way to reduce the drudgery of house cleaning (a theory I never did put to a test). This was written years later, when they were catching on in Spain.
E-ITV (Educational and Industrial Television) (1984)
Written to explain videodisc (and other) flowcharting. I used a story everyone knew, the ultimate multiple‑choice fairy tale.
Arts Magazine (1974) and the anthology Super Realism (1975).
One of the first articles about Chuck Close and the Photo Realist movement.
“A perceptive essay,” Gretchen Garner, in Disappearing Witness: Change in Twentieth-Century American Photography
Art International (1973)
Describes a major realist movement of late twentieth-century art.
A patient-oriented overview intended to make it easier to get started learning about this disease. I also designed it and wrote the code.
“The Hypertext Guide begins with an extensive overview, including information on detecting, treating, and living with prostate cancer.” The National Cancer Institute (2002)
Most medical information, even studies in medical journals, is not reliable. This webpage offers suggestions how to find the best information and warnings about the least reliable sources.
Written to help those with expensive health problems who have no insurance or insufficient insurance. Updated in 2013 and 2014 to help people understand the badly designed and uninformative HealthCare.gov website.
Information about podcasts, the independent and professional audio programs you can download from the Web and carry with you.
Several in Madrid. The Afrocan was written for an exhibition of Martín Chirino’s sculpture at a New York art gallery. (1979)
I wrote two in-house manuals. One was for a department of the Development Office of Columbia University, which was switching from typewriters to the IBM 5520 system (1984). The other was for a textbook subcontractor, explained how to use WordPerfect 5.0, with an emphasis on foreign-language textbooks (1988).
For the Home Viewer’s Guide that accompanied Destinos, a Public Television series intended to teach Spanish with a telenovela. (1992)
For the menus of El Internacional, a very unusual and popular restaurant in New York City, essays—mostly humorous—about the history and anthropology of food. (1984‑86)
A few vocabulary-building quizzes for New Woman magazine in 1986.
A sample videodisc script to illustrate how they can be used to present one than one version.
An interactive videodisc with workbooks to accompany some of Scholastic Inc’s Science Place textbooks. (1993)
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