Monthly Archives: September 2012

Elementary, but imaginary

The weekend link selection. A review of Black Metal: Beyond the Darkness (via Mountain 7) / after the recent post about the ‘hotel of doom‘, here’s some more images of North Korea / Paroneiria, a weblog / the brick and … Continue reading

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Testing, testing

A small collection of tests, psychometric, psychological and others, drawn from the Science Museum’s Brought to Life, Exploring the History of Medicine online galleries. Above, Lowenfeld Mosaic Plates, London England, 1955-1965: ‘sets of plastic tiles [devised by Dr Margaret Lowenfeld] … Continue reading

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The myth of a woodland landscape

The Sherwood syndrome: ‘We picture ancient Britain as a land of enchanted forests. That’s a fantasy: axes have been ringing for a very long time’ (at Aeon Magazine). One only need look at the near-ecstatic reception given to Danny Boyle’s … Continue reading

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Bombs and X-Rays

The artist Ahmet Ögüt created Exploded City in 2009 as an installation at the Venice Art Biennale. The city is ‘an imaginary metropolis comprising buildings, monuments, and vehicles that have figured in acts of violence and terrorism over the past … Continue reading

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Blushing

Over a few hundred pages, as Harry enters adolescence, Diggory reddens, Harry reddens, Ron reddens, and Fudge reddens; Percy goes slightly pink, then very pink; Hermione is slightly pink; Malfoy is slightly pink and then brilliantly pink; Hermione is very … Continue reading

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Roads to nowhere

Jonathan Meades: ‘Architects are the last people who should shape our cities‘ (via World Architects): ‘The mediation of buildings can never be neutral. As long ago as the 1930s, Harry Goodhart-Rendel observed: “The modern architectural drawing is interesting, the photograph … Continue reading

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The city sculpted

Alan Wolfson makes ‘miniature urban sculptures’, like Katz’s Delicatessen and Peepworld. Reminiscent of the work of Michael Paul Smith, who takes beautiful photographs of his insanely detailed car models in an imaginary suburb he calls Elgin Park. More photographs here … Continue reading

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Objects / Homages (2007)

Paintings by Guy Yanai (via échange de beaux procédés)

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Another side of optimism

Abraham Lincoln is Watching Over You: The Strange World of Victorian Spirit Photography and the Hoax Photo Archive, both via Ask MeFi / The Atlantic tackles the Nottingham Caves (see previously) / illegal stretch limousines cut up and crushed (via … Continue reading

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LA Noire

MichaelRyerson’s photostream is rich with imagery from the early days of Hollywood and LA, the highs and the lows / Edgar Martins, photographer and subject to much online heat for some controversially manipulated images back in 2009, has become a … Continue reading

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