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Class of 2019

Saturday 29 December 2018 at 19:12

Our top pick of those whose works on 1st January 2019 enter the public domain in many countries around the world, including Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, Sergei Eisenstein and Martin Luther King Jr.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/class-of-2019


Schneider Von Groot's Christmas Dream (1885)

Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 17:20

Born of the temperance movement, this poem dramatises the ills of drinking schnapps, through one man’s bloody battle with thousands of intoxicated demons.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/schneider-von-groot-s-christmas-dream-1885


Rambling Reflections: On Summers in Switzerland and Sheffield

Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 17:37

In the footsteps of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Karl Philipp Moritz — from the peace of Lake Biel to the rugged Peaks — Seán Williams considers the connection between walking and writing.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/rambling-reflections-on-summers-in-switzerland-and-sheffield


Hokusai's Ghost Stories (ca. 1830)

Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 16:37

Hokusai's five ghoulish prints for the series Hyaku Monogatari [One Hundred Ghost Stories].

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/hokusai-s-ghost-stories-ca-1830


Photographs of (models of) the moon (1874)

Thursday 6 December 2018 at 19:03

James Nasymth's images of intricate models of the lunar surface.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/photographs-of-models-of-the-moon-1874


The Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins, a Cornish Man (1750)

Wednesday 28 November 2018 at 17:01

Proto science fiction fantasy romance of an English castaway and a remote race of flying humans.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/the-life-and-adventures-of-peter-wilkins-a-cornish-man-1750


Polychrome Woodblocks of Itō Jakuchū Birds

Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 18:26

Meiji era copies (ca. 1900) of original designs by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800), a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period notable for his striking modern aesthetic.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/polychrome-woodblocks-of-ito-jakuchu-birds


Anecdotes of Animals (1905)

Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 18:17

Book featuring a hundred real or real-ish tales of ingenious, loyal or otherwise extraordinary animals.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/anecdotes-of-animals-1905


Mesmerising Science: The Franklin Commission and the Modern Clinical Trial

Tuesday 20 November 2018 at 16:39

Benjamin Franklin, magnetic trees, and erotically-charged séances — Urte Laukaityte on how a craze for sessions of "animal magnetism" in late 18th-century Paris led to the randomised placebo-controlled and double-blind clinical trials we know and love today.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/essay/mesmerising-science-the-franklin-commission-and-the-modern-clinical-trial


Nineteenth-Century Textspeak

Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 18:17

Poems from the Victorian era and before which anticipated 21st-century textspeak.

Source: https://publicdomainreview.org/collection/nineteenth-century-textspeak