Monday, May 14, 2007

Stuff About Things

Here are some links that didn't make it into last week's edition of Friday Hope Blogging.

Exquisite Surprise: The Papers of Joseph Cornell compiles Cornell's source material, notes, and other ephemera.

Historical Photography of the American West in 3D is a fascinating collection of stereo cards and anaglyphs.

Out of the Teeming Sea comprises 19th-century glass models of marine invertebrates by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.

The Illustrated Word at the Fin de Siècle details "the relationship between fin de siècle aesthetic and political theories, and between literary, artistic, and journalistic culture and paid particular attention to the role of the visual in the media of the period."

America and the Utopian Dream is notable less for its rudimentary survey of utopian and dystopian literature than for its collection of ephemera relating to American utopian communities like Kaweah.

Death of the Father: An Anthropology of Ends in Political Authority asks the immortal question: "Of what significance is the symbolization of the Father and his dead body for the form of national authority that follows the collapse of a regime?"

A Buzz About Bees presents historical material on bees and beekeeping.

New York Street Photography features photos taken in the 1960s and 1970s by Diane Arbus, Roy Colmer, Garry Winogrand, Joel Meyerowitz, Thomas Struth, and William Gedney.


Time, Tide and Tonics: The Patent Medicine Almanac in America.

Vive la différence! The English and French stereotype in satirical prints, 1720-1815.

Under the North Pole: The Voyage of the Nautilus.

The Animal Kingdom: Six Centuries of Zoological Illustration. See also Animals Are Allowed in the Library.

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