(From the Linda Hall Library)
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.
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.
Kissing in the Drugstore
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.
Man Ray, Matisse, Bonnard, Duchamp, Breton, Cocteau, Joyce, Benjamin, Beauvoir - photographs by Gisèle Freund.
Carl Jung. Liber Novus, Red Book. 1914-1930.