Serpentum, et draconum historia libri duo, 1640.

(From the Linda Hall Library)

magictransistor:

George Platt Lynes. Mythology Series. 1939.

Miss Perfect Posture, Miss Lovely Eyes, Gene Courtney the Sausage Queen, and more bizarre beauty contests from The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things. 

rudygodinez:

Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House Drawing/Plan, (1927)
In Fuller’s roughly clipped drawing, he has colored the walls in metallic ink to represent the aluminum skin. The triangular grid indicates the high-tension wires supporting the elevated structure. The central black triangle is the lift within the red hexagon of the central mast. Furniture is shown in situ within the five rooms, which are color coded: purple for the living room, turquois and yellow for the bedrooms, blue for the utility room, including the kitchen and orange for the library.

You’re not fooling anyone, Bucky: that is a Chinese Checkers board.

rudygodinez:

Buckminster Fuller, Dymaxion House Drawing/Plan, (1927)

In Fuller’s roughly clipped drawing, he has colored the walls in metallic ink to represent the aluminum skin. The triangular grid indicates the high-tension wires supporting the elevated structure. The central black triangle is the lift within the red hexagon of the central mast. Furniture is shown in situ within the five rooms, which are color coded: purple for the living room, turquois and yellow for the bedrooms, blue for the utility room, including the kitchen and orange for the library.

You’re not fooling anyone, Bucky: that is a Chinese Checkers board.

inneroptics:

Jean Cocteau - Andre Papillon

inneroptics:

Jean Cocteau - Andre Papillon

inneroptics:

Shirin Neshat

inneroptics:

Shirin Neshat

denisebefore:

Kissing in the Drugstore
weegee c.1948

denisebefore:

Kissing in the Drugstore

weegee c.1948

The Clucking Clerk and the Drumming Duck and Graceful Gertie are from Arkansas. 

archivesofamericanart:

In this beautifully (and terrifyingly) illustrated letter, painter and sculptor Joseph Lindon Smith tells his parents about all the luscious fruit he is eating in Venice, and about the indigestion he fears he will suffer because of it.

Joseph Lindon Smith letter to his parents, 1894 Sept. 8. Joseph Lindon Smith papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

nypataphysics:

Man Ray, Matisse, Bonnard, Duchamp, Breton, Cocteau, Joyce, Benjamin, Beauvoir - photographs by Gisèle Freund. 

magictransistor:

Carl Jung. Liber Novus, Red Book. 1914-1930. 

magictransistor:

Carl Jung. Liber Novus, Red Book. 1914-1930. 

rudygodinez:

Francesca Woodman, Self Portrait Talking to Vince, (1958)

rudygodinez:

Francesca Woodman, Self Portrait Talking to Vince, (1958)