Friday, February 11, 2011

Alphabetical Adventures

Carl Spitzweg, The Bookworm, 1850

 James Jacques-Joseph Tissot, Reading a Book, 1872

"Il n'y a peut-être pas de jours de notre enfance que nous ayons si pleinement vécus que ceux que nous avons cru laisser sans les vivre, ceux que nous avons passés avec un livre préféré..."
Marcel Proust, "Journées de lecture"

 John A.S. Coutts, Holly Faram, 1930s

 A binary romance

 Happiness is a warm book

 Sir John Everett Millais, No!

Alfred Perceval Graves
How Speeds the Wooing?
Published in English Illustrated Magazine, 1896.

Passionate lover, prithee, tell
How speeds the wooing?
Passing well.
She entrancing,
I admiring,
I advancing,
She retiring.
Lover, of thy heart beware;
Too swift haste is slow despair.



A short story about visual contraception


Somewhere in Moscow ...


 Shen Han Wun (born 1950), The Sun is Red

 Georges de la Tour, St Jérôme, 1630

 Francisco de Zurbaran, Meditation of St. Francis, 1632

 Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, c.1566

 André Martins de Barros, Le philosophe

 David dalla Venezia

 Pierre Huyghe, This is Not a Time for Dreaming, 2004



 Vinogradov & Dubossarsky, Oblomov, 1996

 Jean Bourdichon, The 'grandes Heures' of Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, 1500

 Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, 2011

 Beatrix Potter, The bespectacled mouse illustration, 1890

 Jean Michel-Folon, Kafka's Metamorphosis

 Paul Zwolak

 The Bible in the US woodland camouflage pattern, first introduced in 1989 (no joke)

 Gerard DuBois

 Enrique Moreiro

 Carmen Segovia

 Scott McKowen

 Stéphane Gamain

Carole Henaff 

  L'écriture postmoderne

 Lettering

 Yesterday night

 Jean-Sebastien Monzani

 Allegretto



Félix Vallotton, La liseuse, 1922

 Death of Chatterton by Wallis - on the floor torn pieces of his manuscripts

 Hubertus Gojowczyk, News from the years 1732 – 1733, 1999

 A. Paul Weber, The Reviewer, c. 1930

 Erik Desmazières, The Library of Babel (1997)

 Schuiten & Peeters

 Eric Drooker, Bookopolis

 Jonathan Wolstenholm, The Three Wise Books

"L'horrible masse des livres révèle et cache la rivière et ses origines : j'aime à dire que les sources attirent les savants parce qu'elles sont libres de savants !" - Michel Serres, Le Tiers-Instruit

 Selcuk Demirel

 George Grosz, John Foerate, Man with Glass Eyes, 1926

 Nina Leen, Berlin 1950

 Scott McKowen

 Jean-Francois Martin

 Serge Bloch

 Anarky

 Pep Montserrat



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