Watercolor Paintings Sketch Book | Charles Reid

Charles Reid has long been considered a master of the medium of watercolor. Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University...

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Charles Reid has long been considered a master of the medium of watercolor. Reid was born in Cambridge, New York, and studied art at the University of Vermont and the Art Students League of New York. His paintings are fresh and spontaneous, displaying his profound understanding of light and color and expert drawing ability. The viewer...

Artist Turns Discarded Books Into Stunning Crystallized Sculptures

Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco-based sculptor, who in her series known as Crystalized Book Series, has put ice on the books. In her collection, glass-like crystals cling to...

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Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco-based sculptor, who in her series known as Crystalized Book Series, has put ice on the books. In her collection, glass-like crystals cling to bindings and pages. Arnold coats her hardcover volumes with a special solution that she takes up to a boil and then allows to cool; once hardened, the books are frozen...

Birds Illustrated Old Book Covers & Their Habitats Carved In the Pages

Guy Laramée new series Onde Elles Moran (Where They Live) captures the mysteries of the native birds of the Brazilian region through both portrait and carved landscape. The series...

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Guy Laramée new series Onde Elles Moran (Where They Live) captures the mysteries of the native birds of the Brazilian region through both portrait and carved landscape. The series is dedicated to birds and their habitat, every book contains a portrait of one on the cover against a faded background and an environmental carving into the pages of the book...

Carved 3D Artworks Into Discarded Books

After many years of working in collage and mixed media, I began exploring ways of using old, discarded books, experimenting with deconstructing and rebuilding them...

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After many years of working in collage and mixed media, I began exploring ways of using old, discarded books, experimenting with deconstructing and rebuilding them to produce unique pieces of artwork. The books are variously sourced and are carefully selected for their illustrations and character, whilst taking into account my perception of how the finished...

Libraries-On-Wheels | Rare Photos Of Vintage Bookmobiles

This is a bookmobile, a library on wheels. These mobile libraries used to travel around bringing books to the people. Their mission was to provide the...

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This is a bookmobile, a library on wheels. These mobile libraries used to travel around bringing books to the people. Their mission was to provide the written word to remote villages and city suburbs that had no libraries. One of the earliest recorded bookmobiles was the Perambulating Library. Here’s a photograph of the cart from 1859...

World’s Oldest Multi-color Book Digitized And Available Online For The First Time

The book was created in 1633 by Ten Bamboo Studio and is the earliest known example of polychrome xylography, invented by Hu Zhengyan. It was a method...

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The book was created in 1633 by Ten Bamboo Studio and is the earliest known example of polychrome xylography, invented by Hu Zhengyan. It was a method also common in Korea and Japan, where woodblocks were carved with text and images for each page. In 1633, a Chinese printer named Hu Zhengyan invented a technique known as “douban”,...

Salvador Dalí’s Surrealist Wine Guide Republished for the First Time in 40 Years | The Wines of Gala

The Wines of Gala Last time it was published in 1978, “The Wines of Gala” is Salvador Dalí’s amazing guide to wine grapes and their...

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The Wines of Gala Last time it was published in 1978, “The Wines of Gala” is Salvador Dalí’s amazing guide to wine grapes and their origin. Its filled with more than 140 appropriated artworks and collages collected and created by Salvador Dalí, the book is an equally surreal follow-up to TASCHEN’s reprinting of the artist’s...

570 Pages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Visionary Notebooks fully digitalized by the British Library

The British Library has totally digitized one of Leonardo da Vinci’s visionary notebooks, ‘The Codex Arundel’, and anyone . is free to read and browse...

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The British Library has totally digitized one of Leonardo da Vinci’s visionary notebooks, ‘The Codex Arundel’, and anyone . is free to read and browse the prized historical artifact in amazing high-resolution detail. The British Library has uploaded 570 high-res pictures of the notebook, which features a collection of  .papers written in Italian by Leonardo...

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