Larousse pour tous.
Yesterday I was in Kamp-Bornhofen and have made 30+ pictures from the former “Klause Kamp” in Kamp-Bornhofen. The nunnery lived under the regula s. Augustini (you can see the saint on the photo).
Straßdorf, Old Church St. Cyriacus (Schwäbisch Gmünd)
Architectural fantasy. 1781. Charles Louis Clerisseau. French. 1721-1820. gouache, pen and brown wash.
The pyramids of Giza, imagined by Kircher based on traveler’s reports, from Sphinx Mystagoga (1676)
Design for wallpaper featuring strapwork, rinceaux, and cartouches filled with bouquets of roses
(via: the metropolitan museum of art)
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a beautiful calendar for May from a stunning manuscript called the The Hours of René d’Anjou which is in the collection of the British Library.
Image source: British Library MS.Egerton 1070. Image declared as public domain on the British Library website.
A gift of love, music written on a heart, manuscript c.1350-1400
Ask any archivist — or most anyone for that matter — what the importance of historical materials held by archives is and they will likely tell you that it is so large it is immeasurable, assuming that that is true and flattering. True, yes, to a degree, but definitely not flattering. In fact, that is one of the big problems with archives — that their value or impact is not directly measurable. We try to measure, and, despite the strength of the adverbs we use (very, extremely, critically, etc.), the measurement is soft because it lacks numbers.
— How Do Archives Measure Up - Joshua Ranger
http://www.avpreserve.com/blog/how-do-archives-measure-up/ (via missrumphiusproject)
Saint Sebastian - Cima da Conegliano, c.1502
Style: High Renaissance
Edward S. Curtis, American, 1868–1952