People Silhouettes Category: ‘People silhouettes’ Silhouettes of people – most popular silhouettes nowadays. That is why it is largest category of my sillhouette collection. April 2007 - Vol 01 No 04 - Facsimile Magazine Two years ago Sister Mary Corita left Los Angeles' Immaculate Heart Convent, where she had been a nun for thirty years, to become Miss Corita Kent, artist. Cortia's art certainly is not in the kind of style you'd ever envision a nun's, even a former one. But Corita is an unusual person. Her medium is the serigraph, or silk screen print, which bombards the eye with Dayglo colors, pithy quotations from numerous sources (Camus, Peanuts, Beatle John Lennon, Rabbi Abraham Heschel, to name a few), and a generous sprinkling of ad slogans. Corita's art can be found in the permanent collections of thirty-seven museums.
Modeling History: Making a Stiff-Board Parchment Binding with a Slotted Spine This post comes from the 2012 Gladys Brooks conservation intern, Morgan Adams. Morgan is currently interning in the Thaw Conservation Center at the Morgan Library & Museum As the 2012 Gladys Brooks intern I had the pleasure of working with Senior Book Conservator Anne Hillam on a model of a stiff-boards parchment binding with a slotted spine, a style seen commonly in Italian bindings of the 16th-17th centuries. Introduction The Massachusetts Historical Society holds many important manuscripts, photographs and artifacts that relate to the abolitionist movement in Boston. The first antislavery tract published in America, The Selling of Joseph by Samuel Sewall, was printed in New England in 1700. Throughout the 18th century, many individuals in Massachusetts—including founding father John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams—opposed slavery and helped to shape the consciousness of the region into the 19th century. In the decades leading to the Civil War, Boston became a center of the national antislavery movement, and in 1831 William Lloyd Garrison, "all on fire" for the cause, began publication of The Liberator, the country's leading abolitionist newspaper.
Iconographic Database The Warburg Institute Iconographic Database contains digitised images from the Institute's Photographic Collection and Library. The material for which the Warburg Institute holds the copyrights is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 3.0 Unported License. Search by iconographic keywords or browse the iconographic classification system.To search by artist, date, location, or other parameters, please use the advanced search menu. The iconographic classification system of the database is based on that of the Warburg Institute Photographic Collection. The Electrotyping Process Ellenor Alcorn: The Bryant Vase was completed in 1876 by a team of skilled artists working for Tiffany and Company. They worked for more than a year, meticulously chasing the sterling silver. Tiffany made a second vase for presentation using the electrotyping process. To make an electrotype, molds are taken of each section of the vase. A flexible molding material is applied to the surface —in this case, gutta-percha, the sap of an East-Indian tree. The mold hardens, leaving a precise impression.
The Medieval Dance of Death There's an expression "to look like Death warmed over". The similar expression in Danish is "to look like Death from Lübeck". I have always wondered what this charming Christmas-city, with its great beer and overly sweet marzipan, had done to deserve such a disparaging sobriquet. "I will be heard!" Abolitionism in America Introduction Inspired by conscience and guided by principle, abolitionists took a moral stand against slavery that produced one of America’s greatest victories for democracy. Through decades of strife, and often at the risk of their lives, anti-slavery activists remained steadfast in the face of powerful opposition. Their efforts would ultimately force the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, and fuel the split between North and South that would lead the country into civil war. On display from June 5 through September 27, 2003, “Abolitionism in America” documents our country’s intellectual, moral, and political struggle to achieve freedom for all Americans. Featuring rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s pre-eminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections, the exhibition explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865.
Photos of The Great War It was supposed to be the war to end all war. For over four years World War I raged on, leaving in its wake a toll of death and destruction such as the world had never seen. These are the images of that time, an eternal testament to all those whose lives were lost or forever altered by The Great War. Rebuilding a Legacy: The Gastrotypographical- assemblage Article by Richard Anwyl March 05, 2008 The original wall circa 1966 (top) and details of the gastro-typography (above). Each day our world changes, the old quickly vanishing, displaced by inspired new designs, new perspectives and brilliant imaginative creations. Society seemingly demands it, our fascination and appetite for embracing the new apparently endless. Who of us is not awed by the scale of Dubai's architecture, amused by the latest television commercial, drawn to the value and logic of the Prius Hybrid automobile or the aesthetic and functional design of Apple's iPhone?