Category Archives: Europe

The Lost Art of Paste Up

This month the London Review of Books celebrates its 40th anniversary. Over the years, the publication has been a cultural touchstone for literary thought and criticism. To recognize the milestone, the LRB released this wonderful video which demonstrates how the whole thing … Continue reading

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All Roads Lead To Rome

 

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Pirate Printers

I know that I posted a story on this Berlin art collective a while ago, but I recently stumbled on a video about the group and thought I’d share again. The artists involved in the project travel around Europe making … Continue reading

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Scotland in Motion

Way back in the last century I had the good fortune to spend some quality time in Scotland. The extraordinary timelapse video below from the brilliant Danish photographer Casper Rolsted is a three minute taste of the experience of a … Continue reading

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Paris Through History

Ever since I visited the Roman ruins at Arenas de Lutece in Paris, I have been intrigued by the city’s early history. The wonderful video below offers a 3D animated tour of the city from 52 BCE until the late … Continue reading

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Garden of Earthly Deights

H/t to TBTP follower Milly R. for sending me a link to this mindblowing animation of  Bosch’s painting Le Jardin des Delices, which was created by Eve Ramboz for an eponymous show last year.

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Alice in Mirror Land

 

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Go Ask Alice

Those of you who visit TBTP on a regular basis know of my life-long affection for Lewis Carroll’s classic book. I have had many different editions since I was  a child, but I have long found Ralph Steadman’s drawings for … Continue reading

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Classically Alice

This is one of the first non-Tenniel illustrated Alices issued when British copyright expired in 1907. Pictured in a white pinafore decorated with pale pink roses and grey tights, Rackham’s Alice appears both thinner and taller than Tenniel’s heroine. Muted colors, … Continue reading

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Geography is just travel when it’s at home

This is a surprisingly nice copy of Pomponii Melae De Situ Orbis Libri III, by Abraham Gronovius.  Printed in 1722, the book is about ancient geography and includes some wonderful illustrations and fold out maps to help you learn all … Continue reading

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