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Tag Archives: Books
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This great little video from the clever folks behind the Improvement Pill YouTube channel addresses persistent misconceptions about reading.
This wonderful infographic from the University of Virginia Library explains the potential “side effects” from reading a book.
Cape Town-based artist Barbara Wildenboer crafts dynamic sculptural works by flaying and dissecting discarded books creating a new narrative form. Slicing, folding, cutting, and gluing, Wildenboer reconceptualizes the abandoned encyclopedias and textbooks as art objects.
It seems that as long as there have been books governments have been banning them. This infographic from printerinks.co.uk takes the long view on book banning throughout history. via http://www.printerinks.com
Last week some anonymous tech savvy bibliophile hacked a digital traffic sign in central Los Angeles and left this message:
London-based photographer Simon Brown’s wonderful show The Weight of Knowledge just closed at New York City’s Benrubi Gallery, but here are a few images from the exhibition that are sure to warm any bibliophile’s heart on a cold winter’s day. … Continue reading
This wonderful short film explains why literature matters and what books do for us. The animation is by Marcus Armitage and Ignatz Johnson Higham with voice over by Alain de Botton, who wrote the script.