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Echoes of Voices in the High Towers


In describing the artwork of Robert Montgomery, the publishers of Echoes of Voices in the High Towers point out: “There is a profoundly magical moment in the works of Robert Montgomery: In the middle of the street, we might come across his words and realize that someone is speaking with us—through an anonymous poem between advertising billboards or as an unidentified page in a magazine, or a light installation illuminating the night… Robert’s words and works have a tendency to linger in our memory for a long time as they slowly unfold. His poems are an archive of moments that poignantly capture the way it feels to live at this moment in time.”

Divided into three separate booklets, Echoes of Voices in the High Towers is the first comprehensive publication on Montgomery’s work. Titled after the middle book in the set—a reference to Montgomery’s 2012 Berlin project of the same title—the softbound, three-volume collection also includes Every Morning Now: A selection of Robert Montgomery’s work between 2004 and 2012 and Alive in the Sunlight: Two conversations, in 2008 and 2012, with Robert Montgomery.

As a bonus, the publication also includes a postcard, so you can share one of the artist’s works with a friend to shrink the distance between you… fitting for an artist whose stated mission is to “touch the hearts of strangers,” and the perfect way to say hello to someone, too.