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"Money has never made anything beautiful, but people do." Jonas Mekas     Anonymous banknote found on Teatro Pradillo's box office (Approaches to the idea of diary, 24/01, filmed diaries by Chus Domínguez, Jonas Mekas and David Perlov)

" Jonas Mekas Anonymous banknote found on Teatro Pradillo's box office (Approaches to the idea of diary, filmed diaries by Chus Domínguez, Jonas Mekas and David Perlov)

On the writing of the insane : with illustrations

Mackenzie Bacon, On the writing of the insane: with illustrations. Published by John Churchill, 1870

A tiger god (虎神). It has fourteen heads up and down its body, all of them with angry staring eyes and bloody mouths. Its giant hand clutches a monster python with legs, coiled like a dragon, burning weird flames.

A tiger god (虎神). It has fourteen heads up and down its body, all of them with angry staring eyes and bloody mouths. Its giant hand clutches a monster python with legs, coiled like a dragon, burning weird flames.

In the world of art, anything and everything can be your canvas. Recently, the University of Iowa discovered a four-volume set of books from 1837. These books contain ‘fore-edge paintings’ – works of art that can only be revealed when you fan the pages part-way open. Fore-edge paintings go as far back as the 10th […]

Secret works of art on the edges of book pages

Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early Century Books at the University of Iowa - Summer by Robert Mudie / Special Collections & University Archives at the University of Iowa

1936 Japan Karl Lewis Hand Painted Hiye Maru Cover to USA with Personal Letter | eBay

1936 Japan Karl Lewis Hand Painted Hiye Maru Cover to USA with Personal Letter

1936 Japan Karl Lewis Hand Painted Hiye Maru Cover to USA with Personal Letter!

Antique Chinese green glazed ceramic vase with caligraphy. H:12.5"

Antique Chinese green glazed ceramic vase with caligraphy.

Oskar Fischinger - Optical Poem (1938) | Animated film set to the music of Franz Liszt, with the intent to convey the kinds of mental images people experience when they listen to music. See also: http://vimeo.com/avantgardecinema/kompositioninblau

Before digital animation, the early works of abstract pioneers constructed meticulous sequences of images that transformed music into synchronized visual for the first time.

"A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. Often, books with fore-edge paintings look perfectly normal when closed. However, once the pages are fanned, the fore-edge painting becomes visible." (Quotation Mr. Finch)

"A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book. Often, books with fore-edge paintings look perfectly normal when closed. However, once the pages are fanned, the fore-edge painting becomes visible.

1 - Flore pittoresque et médicale des Antilles, - Biodiversity Heritage Library

The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

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