Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

John Balance (Coil) ... Drawings from Bright Lights and Cats With No Mouths ~ The Art of John Balance Collected



The first ever extensive overview of art (drawings, paintings and sketches) created by John Balance.
The artworks featured in the book are both finished elaborate hallucinatory pieces as well as quick sketches with a good sprinkling of Balance’s often underestimated humour. 
Homages to idols and inspirations next to idiosyncratic magical dreamscapes
executed in a wide variety of styles and mediums


Compiled by Liam Thomas and Thighpaulsandra - with text by
Val Denham and Jeremy Reed.









Saturday, October 5, 2013

Stultifera navis (Ship of Fools) ... Sebastian Brant... woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer... 1498




Woodcuts attributed to  Albrecht Durer. Illustrations from the book
Stulifera navis (Ship of fools) by Sebastian Brant, published by
Johann Bergmann in Basel in 1498



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Five Foolish Virgins

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The Ship of Sight


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Fools far, near and Forever

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He Who Judges Others


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Of Gods Plagues and Punishments


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The Ship of Touch



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Of Dancing


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Of Luck


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Of Scorned Joy


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Of Wooing




Saturday, August 3, 2013

Myths of Hindus and Buddhists...illustrations... 1913



Book illustration from ''Myths of Hindus and Buddhists'' by Ananda K Coomearaswamy and Sister Nivedita, 1913


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Garuda by Nandalal Bose


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Dhruva by Asit Kumar Haldar
Dhruva, a young devotee of Vishnu, was blessed with eternal existence and glory as the Pole Star.


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Pururavas by Khitindra Nath Mazumdar
Pururavas was the first king of the Aila dynasty and a mythological entity associated with the sun and the dawn. 


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The asceticism of Uma by Nandalal Bose



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Kaliya Damana by Khitindra Nath Mazumdar

more HERE





Sunday, March 24, 2013

Filippo Ferroverde...Cartari’s Handbook of the Gods...1615



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Mexican god from Codex Rios juxtaposed with Egyptian gods and hieroglyphs



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Francisco Agüera Bustamante...La Portentosa vida de la muerte...1792



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The earliest documented example of skeletal imagery in Mexico’s literary culture is thought to be the etchings accompanying the tragicomic protonovel, La Portentosa vida de la muerte, published in 1792 by Fray Joaquín Bolaños and illustrated by Francisco Agüera


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