Thursday, April 18, 2019

Arts & Culture

What’s happening in the wider world of art and culture.

In a September edition of Beautiful Bookstores we asked the question, "Is Polare Maastricht the most beautiful bookstore in the world?" While many readers agreed that Polare Maastricht is indeed a gorgeous building, one commenter suggested that another Dutch...
Jim Hodges' Untitled was installed at the Barbara Gladstone Gallery in New York. The installation was comprised of four massive boulders melded with shiny colourful stainless steel, which has the effect of highlighting each rocks' unique curves and contours....
In our ongoing series on Alphonse Mucha's Documents Décoratifs, we're taking a look at the 72 plates that comprise Mucha's seminal style book. Our look at Plates 1 to 12 can be viewed here. As discussed previously, the Documents...
What an amazing experience this must have been! An ambitious series of DJ sets closed out Monumenta 2012 in Paris on June 21... but what we're particularly impressed by from the videos and photos we've seen is how the...
As big proponents of treating the book as an art object this definitely got our attention: book origami! These books are created by Isaac Salazar, who basically takes old, used books and, through intensive origami folding and hand cutting, turns...
In 1920's Paris Shakespeare and Company, a bookstore on the Left Bank, was the epicenter of literary life in Paris. The likes of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and James Joyce would hang around the store daily with other members...
If you have found your way here (a blog by a journal-producing publishing company), we can assume you like books. Whether for journalling, creative writing or reading the works of others, books are a fundamental part of our society and...
Personally we hope the physical book store never dies. Among the many arguments for their coolness and culturally importance, something not said often enough about book stores is - some of them are pretty darn beautiful! Good example? We...
Similar to William Morris' Arts and Crafts movement in England, the Art Nouveau movement of the late 1800’s and early 19th century attempted to eradicate the dividing line between art and everyday objects.  The leading artists of the time...
Late in 2013, a letter tied to the fight for American independence was found in a Manhattan museum's attic. Addressed to "the people of Britain," the twelve-page letter handwritten by Robert R. Livingston goes into great detail about the...

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