Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Arts & Culture

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

Have you ever had so much trouble wrapping up a story that you kept adding sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph or even chapter after chapter in search of a conclusion? Maybe you have run out of steam halfway through...
August 9th was the 160th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau's Walden, the celebrated transcendentalist's ode to living in the natural world. Part personal experiment, part social satire, Walden was a slow-burning success that has since become...
Every year since 1992 Montblanc has released a new exquisitely crafted writing instrument that pays tribute to a literary icon. Outside of their obvious beauty they very thoughtfully pay tribute the authors. Depicted above is their 1998 entry: the...
Sometimes the creativity and intrigue of writing must be set aside in favour of the essentials. We've already talked about the strange talismans some famed writers have kept at their desks (see Writing Wednesday: 10 Strange Superstitions of Your...
A bookstore can be beautiful for more than just aesthetic reasons. While many contenders in our Beautiful Bookstores series feature marble floors or miraculous glass ceilings, they don't necessarily have the heart and history that a smaller shop may. One...
Here's a new reason to appreciate William Wordsworth's poetry.  Professors at Lancaster University in the UK are now using the great romantic writer's poetry to teach managers and entrepreneurs about business. According to English professor Simon Bainbridge, Wordsworth "can...
Here at the Endpaper Blog we make no secret about our passion for the book arts. Even our name is derived from an important piece in bookbinding (the "endpapers" are the interior sheets of paper that connect the covers...
Just in time for Rembrandt’s birthday is the release of a new book, Stealing Rembrandts, about the numerous Rembrandt-related heists over the last half-century – and the picture the book paints of art thieves and art theft as a...
It's easy to feel like a small fish in a big pond when it comes to the art world. There are so many other individuals with the same passion as you, and yet it can sometimes feel impossible to...
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...

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