ooksaidthelibrarian:

n124_w1150 (by BioDivLibrary)
14th Jul 201409:365 notes

houghtonlib:

Liberale, Giorgio. Wood blocks for Mattioli’s De I discorsi nelli sei libri di Pedacio Dioscoride anazarbo, [ca. 1561]

TypR-87 (1)

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Valerio Platania

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Documenting enormous industrial parks situated in the Spanish desert, locations where people travel to find ‘bulk-buy’ supplies for their homes or new ‘affordable’ furniture to fill them. Valerio Platania’s images feature settings largely uncluttered by human interaction. Clean, structured and organised, painted in faded pastel hues these gigantic stores stand strong as a symbol of the enduring consumerist promise their founders had once envisioned. The expected sheen of a glossy finish has quietly worn away, lending a thought-provoking detail that contradicts the language of capitalism. A question of space prevails and how we choose to encompass it. 

text Maresa Harvey

Website


Vincent van Gogh, Branches of an Almond Tree in Blossom (Interpretation in Red), 1890
13th Jul 201414:2493,530 notes

Xiao Wu (Jia Zhangke, 1997)

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Mad Men (2007)
13th Jul 201404:482,957 notes
windwrinkle:

Stine Leth
12th Jul 201419:123,784 notes
natgeofound:

A kitten aboard a floating Victoria water lily pad in the Philippines, 1935.Photograph by Alfred T. Palmer, National Geographic Creative
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frankiethebaron:

Braun
#Design
12th Jul 201409:36360 notes
hismarmorealcalm:

Caryatid Statues, Restored, at Athens Museum 
12th Jul 201404:48169 notes
hismarmorealcalm:

Caryatid Statues, Restored, at Athens Museum 
11th Jul 201419:1324 notes
hismarmorealcalm:

Caryatid Statue, Restored, at Athens Museum 
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mashable:

James Kerr: The Renaissance Man of the GIF World

Imagine plopping Adam and Eve in the year 2014, with electricity the Internet and social media. That’s the basis of Tumblr artist James Kerr's clever and irreverent GIF collection, which awkwardly places Northern-Renaissance art subjects into contemporary situations.

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design-is-fine:

Egon Schiele, Moa, 1911. Permanent Exhibition of © Leopold Museum, Moa was a dancer and an icon of turn-of-the-century Viennese culture, serving as Schiele’s model for numerous portraits.
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mentaltimetraveller:

Frances Stark  @Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
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Opaque  by  andbamnan