Around the hardcover publication for Michael Cunningham's By Nightfall, I was fortunate enough to produce a short video series with him and his student, the polymath James Franco. Cunningham generously allowed us to shoot in his New York apartment, which I noted had a beautiful library set into his bathroom walls. Fast forward a year and a half to this past week, when Cunningham once again opened up his home to a small film crew—this time to capture his incredible library.
I was surprised to learn Lapham's Quarterly is only five years old, given it feels firmly at the center of the literary firmament. This is of course due to Lewis Lapham's impeccable taste and, as you'll notice, his inimitable style. Photographer Joshua Simpson and I stopped by their offices to get a look inside the journal's operations. Thanks to Michelle Legro for her help in setting this up.