thesebooksareolderthanyou:

Snow-flakes 
A chapter from the Book of nature.
Published 1863 by American tract society in Boston

thesebooksareolderthanyou:

Snow-flakes 

A chapter from the Book of nature.

Published 1863 by American tract society in Boston

doorsandgates:

Arch. Terrace Park, Richmond Hill. Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey.
August 2014.

doorsandgates:

Arch. Terrace Park, Richmond Hill. Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey.

August 2014.

(Source: howdydoodley, via sheasmith)

Salle de lecture de la bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, photographie Marie-Lan Nguyen, (wikipédia commons)

Salle de lecture de la bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, photographie Marie-Lan Nguyen, (wikipédia commons)

johanoosterman:

Early abstract art
Benedictus Rughalm, living in Nürnberg in the early 16th century, made his Liber Quodlibetarius, an extraordinary book about nearly everything. It’s about heaven and earth, about creation and architecture, about medicine and music. You name it, he has it. And all illustrated with marvelous well draw and seemingly simple picture. Many look like early experiments with abstract art: modernity at wake. But it really is the masterpiece made in 1524 by a Nürnberg inhabitant. Great! Enjoy it!

UB Erlangen Nürnberg MS.B 200

http://bvbm1.bib-bvb.de/webclient/DeliveryManager?custom_att_2=simple_viewer&pid=5281832

(via johanoosterman)

In collaboration with Designer Bookbinders and The Ethiopian Heritage Fund, St Bride Foundation will be exhibiting a unique project that was created to raise funds for the conservation of works of art in Ethiopia.

Thirty-five Fellows and Licentiates of Designer Bookbinders have each designed and made a 255x180mm board based on the theme of Africa. A bespoke tulip and oak wood presentation box was made to house the collection.

24th September - 10th October 2014 
10.00am - 6.00pm
St Bride Foundation
Bride Lane
Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 8EQ

by jpbatiste

Waltham Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Epping Forest, Essex. King Harold, who stopped off here to pray on his way to the Battle of Hastings, fat lot of good that it did him, was likely buried here, although the location of his grave, which apparently was moved several times, is currently unknown. The bottom picture shows the location of the altar of the old Saxon Church (outside the current building) behind which Harold is said to have been buried. The present building dates from the 12th century, although there has been a church on this spot since the 7th century. The picture above the altar picture shows a Doom painting from the 15th century.