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Atlas Walter Benjamin

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Ponyplay Bridles A bridle fits on a pony's head and is used to control head movement (typically via attached reins). Control over the pony's head allows you to direct the pony when riding or driving. The addition of blinders (sometimes called blinkers), or possibly even a blindfold, increases this control by allowing the pony to see only in the direction you have pointed his head. In the case where a blindfold has been added, the pony must rely entirely on the rider's commands via the bridle and bit to direct him. Generally speaking a bridle is designed to hold a bit with a mouthpiece, or alternatively, a "hackamore" attachment (the latter has no mouthpiece and relies on carefully positioned straps to exert pressure on the mose and face).

Digital Clendening: Rare Text Images: Home Page Click on the arrow to browse the collection Click below to jump to a specific theme Holding Up the Sign By Christina Linden December 7, 2011 Image: Anna Halprin, Blank Placard Dance, San Francisco, 1967. Photo: Lawrence Halprin. Sometime near the start of the Occupy Wall Street movement, I received an email from an old friend in New York about a post a friend of his had made on Facebook. The post gave a link to two of the interviews I had conducted a couple of years back for Martha Wilson’s Art Spaces Archives Project, as a part of a series of interviews with the three founding members of the Guerrilla Art Action Group (GAAG), an offshoot of the Art Workers’ Coalition. landscapes and instruments Brasilia under constuction, 1958; the skeletal form of the Palacio do Congresso Nacional stands in the background; see image source for several fantastic images of Brasilia under construction Proposing a public space project that aims to mesh industrial scale environmental remediation operations with all its noise, heavy machinery, danger, and restrictive skill sets with recreational programming that is typically more open, pleasant, and easy demands an honest reckoning with the question- WHY? Why try to mesh picnicking with dredging? Why not just keep things separate- let the park under construction remain walled or fenced off; keep the superfund site out of public view until it is cleaned up and ready for public consumption as new high-rise condos or waterfront parks?

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VALIE EXPORT Exhibition dates: 18th October 2013 – 9th February 2014 The Cult of Muscularity . “… muscularity is a key term in appraising men’s bodies … this comes from men themselves. Muscularity is the sign of power – natural, achieved, phallic.” .Richard Dyer. Only Entertainment. ‘The Infatuations,’ by Javier Marías “They became almost obligatory. No, that’s the wrong word for something that gives one pleasure and a sense of peace. Perhaps they became a superstition; but, no, that’s not it either. . . . ” Marías has pointed out that the Latin root of the verb “to invent,” invenire, means to discover or find out. His special gift is to bring these two processes, inquiry and narration, into a conjunction, making things up as he discovers them and discovering them as he makes them up.

Download 448 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dr. Benway: Notes on Some Thing - 21C Magazine Dr. Benway: Notes on Some Thing Dr. Projects & Lectures In 1933, Walter Benjamin, one of the most brilliant literary and cultural critics of his time, fled Berlin when the Nazis took over and headed for Paris. There he sat, day after day, in the reading room at the Bibliothèque nationale, working in poverty and relative obscurity on his most important project, “The Arcades Project.” With the backdrop of totalitarianism spreading across the European continent, and his desperate attempt to save European culture, Benjamin explored the origins of modernity.

Animation & Cartoons : Free Movies : Download & Streaming collection eye This collection contains short format cartoons and animation (full length animated movies can be found in the Feature Films section).