Spy of the First Person,
SAM SHEPARD
The final work from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

Vivid, hunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to a condemned building on New York City’s Avenue C.

It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human – and an unbound celebration of family and life.

Shepard began working on Spy of the First Person in 2016. His first drafts were written by hand, as he was no longer to use a typewriter due to complications of ALS. When handwriting became impossible, he recorded segments of the book, which were then transcribed by his family. He dictated remaining pages when recording became too difficult. Sam’s longtime friend Patti Smith assisted him in editing the manuscript. He reviewed the book with his family and dictated his final edits a few days before he passed away on July 27, 2017.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FENNEL ROOTS WITH ORANGE AND OLIVE OIL

The recipe for fennel roots with orange and olive oil.

FINDS
UNDER THE RAINBOW RISING FROM THE BOTTOM OF DARKNESS

An album that embraces birth, death, apocalypse, omens, earth, trees and human life in a musical context way beyond “experimentalism” in only 42 minutes.

CASE SERIES
DOLLY PUFFS

Designed by Sanayi313 Architects, Dolly Puffs bring comfort to living spaces with its special style and texture.

BLACKOUTS
LOS ANGELES

Postcards from a city of angels, dreamers, and believers….

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
AYTEN ALPÜN

With the photographer and domestic engineer Ayten Alpün, we laughed a lot while exploring her five different senses.

CITIZENS
TULYA MADRA

We looked at İstanbul from Brooklyn with Tulya Madra, who transformed the city’s memory of colors, geometrical dreams, silent curves and poetry written on water into “porcelain”.