When I’m almost done reading a good book.
Anselm Kiefer — Tannhäuser, lead books with thorns, 2000
Totally my aesthetic—circles and primary colors.
I went with the Cincinnati Book Arts Society yesterday to the Lloyd Library and Museum to see an exhibit called “Wounded Home,” about the Civil War. Some of the pieces were really amazing, such as a settee upholstered with a print derived from images of bullet entrance and exit wounds, or a light fixture with glass cotton blooms as bulbs. I thought it was an interesting detail that the light fixture emerged from a coiled bullwhip on the ceiling—a cold reminder of the source of the Southern financial abundance from cotton. The wallpapers from images of tent encampments and from other found civil war imagery, as well as an amazing coiled mess of paper laces overflowing a table, really captivated me. More about the artists and pieces can be found at http://www.lloydlibrary.org/exhibits/woundedhome.html
This is the best!
And if librarians connect people to information…what is information?
“What do librarians do?
…connect people to information.
They may write a catalogue record with a lot of useful keywords that describe the subject of a book or resource;
they might create and maintain database programs that allow users to search on certain words or phrases;
they may teach a class or help someone one-on-one to find all the possible resources on a topic, and so on.
Of course they do a lot more than this, but we can say with some certainty that the job is fundamentally about helping people find the information they desire.”"
Library Juice Academy
I live in my paperbacks—eat sleep and breathe them—and as a result I’m afraid mea culpa D: A shameful thing to admit for one who reveres the beautiful book and has dedicated a career to preserving them!
If you’ve never been, you must.
That oriental rug is a DREAM!
I’ve been fascinated with collectors ever since I was a little girl