americanlibraryinparis:

Title: YMCA Library

Creator: G. Gorce

Description: Black and white photograph of Soldiers reading in the Y  hut library at Saint Nazaire fire station, France. Notes on back of photo: Y Hut library, camp 3, St. Nazaire. April 6,1919. S.H.R. G. Gorce Editions d’art, publications illustrees. 19, rue Lafayette, Paris, 9e.

Subject: WWI, World War, 1914-1918, Saint-Nazaire, France. American Library Association. Library War Service.

Date: 1919

Format: 7” x 9”  black and white photograph

Contributors: ALA, the American Library in Paris

Source: the American Library in Paris archives, file 1, no. 80

Rights: No known restrictions.

archivesofamericanart:

Bibliophiles and print enthusiasts, take note. We have a new blog post owl about bookplates. Ahem, all about bookplates.
Lynd Ward bookplate with owl design, 194-. Lynd Ward bookplates, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

archivesofamericanart:

Bibliophiles and print enthusiasts, take note. We have a new blog post owl about bookplates. Ahem, all about bookplates.

Lynd Ward bookplate with owl design, 194-. Lynd Ward bookplates, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

beatbopped:

The Films of Alfred Hitchcock by G Perry 1965

vertigo1871:

Andrea Velotti, Progetto per le cappelle del Sacro Monte di Graglia (1616)

vertigo1871:

Andrea Velotti, Progetto per le cappelle del Sacro Monte di Graglia (1616)

Source: vertigo1871

I am no Greek, hath not th’advantage.
And of course, no Roman:
he can take no risk that matters,
the risk of beauty least of all.

But I have my kin, if for no other reason than
(as he said, next of kin) I commit myself, and,
given my freedom, I’d be a cad
if I didn’t. Which is most true.

It works out this way, despite the disadvantage.
I offer, in explanation, a quote:
si j’ai du goût, ce n’est guères
que pour la terre et les pierres.

Despite the discrepancy (an ocean courage age)
this is also true: if I have any taste
it is only because I have interested myself
in what was slain in the sun

I pose you your question:

shall you uncover honey / where maggots are?

I hunt among stones
(A fragment from) The Kingfishers, Charles Olson
London: a functional analysis, Arthur Ling and D.K. Johnson (1943)

London: a functional analysis, Arthur Ling and D.K. Johnson (1943)

Doll Sculpture - Long Hair by Gary Birch.

Doll Sculpture - Long Hair by Gary Birch.

Laws change; people die; the land remains.
Abraham Lincoln