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The New Lifetime Reading Plan: The Classical Guide to World Literature, Revised and Expanded, by Clifton Fadiman, John S. Major.
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Posted at 02:38 PM in Astronomy, Photography | Permalink
A spectacular night sky over the Grand Tetons.
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To appreciate these Flowers with Animals, 1704, by Johann Adalbert Angermayer, be sure to check out the larger version.
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Here is one leaf from the Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry -- Body of St Catherine, carried to Mt. Sinai. (You can see a zoom version of this leaf by choosing the bottom-most thumbnail here.)
I hope to add more to this entry over the next few days.
Posted at 02:18 PM in Illuminated Mss. | Permalink
For some time I've felt a special affection for the pre-World War II photographs of German photographer August Sander. The Getty Museum site presents 40 of them.
My favorite is unquestionably --
These are, I think, also very good --
Peasant woman, 1912
Socialist leader, Paul Fröhlich, 1929
Self-portrait, ca. 1940
Posted at 12:55 PM in Photography | Permalink
Here is a drawing that seems to me quite exquisite -- Landscape with a Bare Tree and a Plowman, 1864, by Léon Bonvin (Pen and brown ink, watercolor, and gum arabic)
Posted at 12:14 PM in Drawings and Prints | Permalink