Jean François Nicéron, La Perspective Curieuse (The Curious Perspective), 1638.
Zbyšek Sion / Breaking in round 1993
Shin Taga is a self taught artist, and one of the very finest draftsman.He was born in 1946 in Hokkaido.
Fantastical illustrations of Alyssa Winans
Selected by Mariana
'The book of wonder voyages' edited by Joseph Jacobs; illustrated by John D. Batten. Published 1919 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, New York and London.
See the complete book here.
This insanely gorgeous home has an amazing story behind it.
Fonthill was the home of the American archeologist and tile maker Henry Chapman Mercer, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Built between 1908 and 1912, it is an early example of poured-in-place concrete and features 44 rooms, over 200 windows, 18 fireplaces and 10 bathrooms. The interior was originally painted in pastel colors, but age and sunlight have all but eradicated any hint of the former hues. It contains much built-in furniture and is embellished with decorative tiles that Mercer made at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement. It is filled with an extensive collection of ceramics embedded in the concrete of the house, as well as other artifacts from his world travels, including cuneiform tablets discovered in Mesopotamia dating back to over 2300 BCE. The home also contains around 1,000 prints from Mercer’s extensive collection, as well as over six thousand books, almost all of which were annotated by Mercer himself.
More images (by Karl Graf)
Natalia Goncharova (1881‑1962) / Three Young Women 1920
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