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The Art of Philosophy: Visualising Aristotle in Early 17th-Century Paris

Wednesday 30 August 2017 at 18:37

With their elaborate interplay of image and text, the several large-scale prints designed by the French friar Martin Meurisse to communicate Aristotelian thought are wonderfully impressive creations. Susanna Berger explores the function of these complex works, and how such visual commentaries not only served to express philosophical ideas in a novel way but also engendered their own unique mode of thinking.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/08/30/the-art-of-philosophy-visualising-aristotle-in-early-17th-century-paris/


The Art of Philosophy: Visualising Aristotle in Early 17th-Century Paris

Wednesday 30 August 2017 at 12:20

With their elaborate interplay of image and text, the several large-scale prints designed by the French friar Martin Meurisse to communicate Aristotelian thought are wonderfully impressive creations. Susanna Berger explores the function of these complex works, and how such visual commentaries not only served to express philosophical ideas in a novel way but also engendered […]

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/08/30/the-art-of-philosophy-visualising-aristotle-in-early-17th-century-paris/


Illustrations from the Lights of Canopus (1847)

Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 20:00

Exquisite illustrations from a 19th-century Persian version of an ancient Indian collection of animal fables called the Panchatantra.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/illustrations-from-the-lights-of-canopus-1847/


The Victrola Book of the Opera (1913)

Wednesday 23 August 2017 at 13:02

First published in 1912, this is the second edition of what would, by 1976, become a series of thirteen separate, and ever-expanding, versions of a wonderfully illustrated tome detailing every operatic record released by Victor records.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-victrola-book-of-the-opera-1913/


Chladni Figures (1787)

Saturday 19 August 2017 at 19:25

Wonderful diagrams of nodal lines formed by vibrating plates, found in a late 18th-century work by German physicist and musician Ernst Chladni.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/chladni-figures-1787/


Rescuing England: The Rhetoric of Imperialism and the Salvation Army

Wednesday 16 August 2017 at 18:03

Ellen J. Stockstill on how William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, placed the ideas and language of colonialism at the very heart of his vision for improving the lives of Victorian England's poor.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/08/16/rescuing-england-the-rhetoric-of-imperialism-and-the-salvation-army/


Kusakabe Kimbei’s Photographs of Late 19th-Century Japan

Tuesday 15 August 2017 at 20:47

Photographs depicting everyday scenes in 19th-century Japan by Kusakabe Kimbei.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/kusakabe-kimbeis-photographs-of-late-19th-century-japan/


William Sharp’s Chromolithographs of The Great Water Lily (1854)

Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 17:14

Six magnificent images of Victoria amazonica, believed to be the very first colour-printed lithographs produced in America.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/william-sharps-chromolithographs-of-the-great-water-lily-1854/


“Dialogue Between Frederick Ruysch and His Mummies” by Giacomo Leopardi (1827)

Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 17:57

The great Italian writer uses the macabre creations of the seventeenth-century Dutch anatomist Frederik Ruysch to reflect upon the mysteries of death.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/dialogue-of-frederick-ruysch-and-his-mummies-by-giacomo-leopardi-1827/


Out From Behind This Mask

Thursday 27 July 2017 at 17:16

A Barthesian bristle and the curious power of Walt Whitman’s posthumous eyelids — D. Graham Burnett on meditations conjured by a visit to the death masks of the Laurence Hutton Collection.

Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2017/07/27/out-from-behind-this-mask/