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The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

- February 12, 2019 in aubrey beardsley, book cover illustration, book covers, graphic design, history of book covers, illustration, old book covers, printing, vintage book covers, walter crane

Selection of book covers produced during the bookbinding revolution of the 19th century and beyond.

The Art of Book Covers (1820–1914)

- February 12, 2019 in aubrey beardsley, book cover illustration, book covers, graphic design, history of book covers, illustration, old book covers, printing, vintage book covers, walter crane

Selection of book covers produced during the bookbinding revolution of the 19th century and beyond.

Filling in the Blanks: A Prehistory of the Adult Coloring Craze

- February 6, 2019 in adult coloring books, Art & Illustrations, Books, botanical art, hisory of coloring in, kate greenaway, Painting, robert sayer, walter crane

Its dizzy heights may have passed, but the fad for adult coloring books is far from over. Many trace the origins of such publications to a wave of satirical colouring books published in the 1960s, but as Melissa N. Morris and Zach Carmichael explore, the existence of such books, and the urge to colour the printed image, goes back centuries.

Alice’s Adventures in Shorthand (1919)

- February 5, 2019 in alice in wonderland, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Gregg Publishing Company, John Robert Gregg, lewis carroll, shorthand

Unique edition of Lewis Carroll's classic, published in Gregg shorthand.

Highlights from The Cleveland Museum of Art’s release of more than 30k images of public domain works

- January 31, 2019 in Cleveland Museum of Art, cmaopenaccess, open collections, Open Content

Highlights from the CMA's release of more than 34,000 digital images of public domain works — all high resolution and free from restrictions on reuse.

The Library of the Future: A Vision of 1983 from 1883

- January 30, 2019 in future history, libraries, library, retrofuture, retrofuturism

The American librarian C.A. Cutter looks forward from 1883 to "the library of the future" in 1983.

Flower Power: Hamilton’s Doctor and the Healing Power of Nature

- January 24, 2019 in alexander hamilton, botanic gardens, botanical gardens, botany, Science & Medicine

Rebecca Rego Barry on David Hosack, the doctor who attended Alexander Hamilton to his duel (and death), and creator of one of the first botanical gardens in the United States, home to thousands of species which he used for his pioneering medical research.

The Tomb and the Telephone Box: Soane’s Mausoleum (1816)

- January 24, 2019 in communication, George Gilbert Scott, Giles Gilbert Scott, graveyard, london, mausoleum, red telephone box, Sir John Soane, soane's mausoleum, St Pancras Old Church, telephone box, tomb

How the Soane family tomb provided inspiration for London's iconic red telephone box.

Robert Fludd’s Memory Tricks (1617)

- January 17, 2019 in Alphabet, ars memorativa, ars memoriae, memory, numbers, robert fludd

Robert Fludd's alphabet of correspondences, where each letter and number is paired with an object which echoes its shape.

Paterson’s Roads (1826 edtion)

- January 16, 2019 in 19th-century google street view, Index, maps, roads, transport, travel

Perhaps the closest thing the 19th century ever got to Google Street View, a book to guide the journeyer along the major roads of England and Wales.