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  • petitcabinetdecuriosites:

    Compendium absolutissium totius summae theologiae (by Hopkins Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Archives)

    (via manuscriptjourneys)

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  • duino-elegies:

    RILKE (Rainer Maria). Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge.

    Leipzig, Im Insel-Verlag, 1910, in-12, white veal, 186 p.

    (Source: librairie-fourcade.com)

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  • larkfall:

    The Organum Mathematicum was a sort of 17th century computer comprised of wooden platers, or ‘baculae’. Instructions for making the device, by Athanasius Kircher’s assistant Gaspar Schott, were published posthumously in 1668.

    The Organum enabled the user to plan military fortifications, do astronomical and astrological calculations, cipher and decipher texts - and even compose music!

    You can hear some music composed with the Organum here, or read about Museo Gallileo’s surviving example here.

    (via tamerlian67)

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  • André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri Disdéri 1860 Carte de visite Paul Frecker LL/13480 A caricature of Disdéri by Van den Acker, a version of which appeared in the Journal amusant on 11 August 1860. Ridiculed by some for his prominent beard, his bald head and the exotic tunic he donned when operating, the flip side of his showmanship was a reputation among his critics as an egotist and a dandified poseur. The caption, Ne Bougeons plus !!!, a phrase coined by Disdéri, may be translated as “Hold it !!!” (via Luminous-Lint - Image)

  • issey miyake spring/summer 1985

    (via killheji)

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  • museumuesum:

    Andy Warhol

    Jean-Michel Basquiat, John Lennon, Grace Jones, OJ Simpson, Debbie Harry, Joseph Beuys, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Liza Minelli, Yoko Ono, Self Portrait

    Polaroid Prints, 1971-1980, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches each

    (via theimmaculatearchive)

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  • miss-catastrofes-naturales:

    Francis Bacon

    Studio finds exhibited in the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts

    (via sobresobrenome)

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  • arstekne:

    Apolo and Daphne (1622-25) by Gianlorenzo Bernini

    (via bibliophiliosaurus)

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  • nemfrog:

    Section of the Earth on the plane of the equator. 1875.

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  • nemfrog:

    1886

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