Category Archives: Art

Happy 200th Herman

With all of the hullabaloo about local literary star Walt Whitman’s 200th anniversary celebrations, I completely missed the fact that it is also the 200th birthday of Herman Melville. To celebrate the anniversary, Chronicle Books has published this splendid pop-up … Continue reading

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Writing Science Fiction

h/t Tom Gauld    

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Just Another Lazy Caturday

 

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Get Get Shorty

Here at TBTP World HQ we are big fans of The Folio Society’s beautifully executed reissues of literary classics and popular modern novels. They have a knack for putting together a stunning package and commissioning the right illustrator for each edition. … Continue reading

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Island Reading

Residents of the tiny Greek island of Kimolos, located in the southwest of the Cyclades island group, have installed free lending libraries at all the major beaches of the island to make tourists’ visits even more enjoyable. The little free … Continue reading

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La Sagesse

La Sagesse (1940-1941). Tamara de Lempicka (Polish, 1898-1980). Oil on panel. La Sagesse, or “Wisdom,” takes its inspiration from the Old Masters, all the while exuding Lempicka’s signature style. The layout and type of figure in this painting bring to … Continue reading

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Beloved Books

h/t Grant Snider watch this space for news on his first children’s book  

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Public Transit Manners

h/t Michael Pederson  

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Men of Other Planets

n 1953, astronomer and physicist Kenneth Heuer wrote Men of Other Planets (Pellegrini & Cudahy, NYC) where he speculated on the forms of humanoid life that was possible on the other planets, moons and asteroids of outer space. In the early … Continue reading

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Poster House

New Yorkers and tourists too can now visit a new museum entirely dedicated to the art of posters.The Poster House, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district and which features an identity designed by Pentagram’s Paula Scher, will be the first museum of its … Continue reading

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