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Current Reading: The Analysis Of Beauty: Written In View Of Fixing The Fluctuating Ideas Of Taste: William Hograth

"In a word, it may be said, the art of composing well is the art of varying well." William Hogarth."In a word, it may be said, the art of composing well is the art of varying well." William Hogarth.

Every time you see an S-curve, or the back to ass curve on a beautiful boy or girl.. every time you respond to that "serpentine line" or a nice left "hook" , remember that Hograth celebrated it all the way back in 1753 .

Current Reading: The Form Of The Book: Jan Tschichold: Essays on the Morality of Good Design

Jan Tschichold was one of the greatest typographers of the 20th century.Jan Tschichold was one of the greatest typographers of the 20th century.

"Perfect typography is certainly the most elusive of all arts. Sculpture in stone alone comes near in obstinacy"

Jan Tschichold

Current Reading: The Image: Jean de Berg

L'Image, a sadomasochistic novel published in 1956 was written by Catherine Robbe-Grillet under the pseudonym Jean de Berg.L'Image, a sadomasochistic novel published in 1956 was written by Catherine Robbe-Grillet under the pseudonym Jean de Berg.

“I woke up, smiling to myself at this dream with its allegorical aspects but with no real meaning.”

― Jean De Berg, The Image

TI IS MAD FOR: VAN CLEEF & ARPELS : Le Bal du Palais d'Hiver

Van Cleef & Arpels édite un superbe livre et raconte en vidéo ces grands bals de la légende du luxe.Van Cleef & Arpels édite un superbe livre et raconte en vidéo ces grands bals de la légende du luxe.

Celebrating Van Cleef & Arpels' superb book ( and video series) that highlights the story of some of the most legendary balls of the 20th century.

TI IS MAD FOR: PRADA JOURNAL

Books to furnish the elegant mind...TI is not mad at the proposition.Books to furnish the elegant mind...TI is not mad at the proposition.

"What are the realities that our eyes give back to us? And how are these realties filtered through lenses?"

FOREVER NEW YORK

There may be no more quoted piece of prose about New York City than E. B.. White's  essay, Here Is New York.There may be no more quoted piece of prose about New York City than E. B.. White's essay, Here Is New York.

The city, for the first time in its long history, is destructible.

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