☛ The New Yorker: “Fall Library”, cover illustration by Tom Gauld, October 20th, 2014. The same image on the artist’s blog. The New Yorker website provides this additional detail about how the illustration came to be: When Tom Gauld sent the first sketch for this week’s cover, “Fall Library,” we discussed a variant where the […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 20, 2014 ― Published in Art, Communication, Illustration, Technology | Tagged: book, fall, library, Literature, New Yorker, New Yorker cover, reader, reading, Tom Gauld
☛ “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 […]
☛ Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library: “People searching for peace of mind through psychoanalysis” (Psychoanalysis, New York, N.Y. : Tiny Tot Comics, no. 1, April 1955), 1 front cover, color illustration, 26 cm. A reproduction of higher resolution (2123×4183, 72dpi) is available at the link. This comic book was part of the […]
In 1962 Arnold B. Barach wrote a book about the way the future was about to become. He tries and describes using realistic interpolation different technological innovation. This post feature a librarian using a gigantic computer to store/find references. Barach’s idea was that the increasing volume of paper publications will someday forces us to drop the old library card system for a much powerful way of organizing and retrieving references.
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 14, 2010 ― Published in Technology | Tagged: classification, computer, data, future, information, information overload, interface, library, order, organization, reference, vintage