Everything related to art, in a very broad sense of the term. This category will include works and reflexions about design, photography, literature, movies, music, dance, architecture, comic, illustration, installations, and so on.
☛ Arts and Architecture, “How to Look. A sixth and a summation of a series on modern art”, Ad Reinhardt, January 1947, pp. 20-27. In this 1947 issue of Arts and Architecture, six instalments of the satirical cartoons series “How to Look” by American artist Ad Reinhardt (1913-1967) are reproduced: “How to Look” (p. 22), […]
☛ Harvard Library: Alphabeten vnd aller Art Characteren, “Alphabetvm Græcv” (cropped), published in Franckfurt by Johann Theodore and Johann Israel de Bry, Anno M.D.XCVI (1596). HOLLIS no. 007303732. Two more similar images are available online via the HOLLIS catalogue (same link). They are part of a larger portfolio described as follows: Consists of letterpress title-page […]
What gives the meditation on death its particular value is not just that it anticipates what opinion generally represents as the greatest misfortune; it is not just that it enables one to convince oneself that death is not evil; rather, it offers the possibility of looking back, in advance so to speak, on one’s life. […]
☛ “Le Bibliophile” by Félix Edouard Vallotton, woodcut, 8.87 x 7 in. (22,5 x 17,8 cm.), 1911. Image retrieved from Zeno.org. This image illustrates the cover of the French translation of Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night (La Bibliothèque, la nuit, trans. Christine Le Boeuf, Paris: Actes Sud). Something in this illustration –maybe the heavy […]