Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Iela Mari: Il Mondo Attraverso una Lente

Iela Mari: The World Through a Lens, Babalibri, Milano, 2010 (Italian and English language)
Catalogue for the first Italian survey exhibition of Iela Mari's work, held as part of The Bologna Children's Book Fair. An overdue study of her children's books, including sketches, prototypes, and edition variations, beginning with her first book from 1960 (in collaboration with her then husband, Enzo Mari). She currently lives in Milan. "With the simplicity of the act of breathing, her lucid gaze explores small things: nature, animals, blades of grass, silence, the air."

previously/related: Enzo Mari

Monday, August 29, 2011

. | .

(inside cover with burn hole) 10,000 Dreams Interpreted Or What's in a Dream by Gustavus Hindman Miller, Hubbard Press, 1931

Sunday, August 28, 2011

speech intoned

English Diction for the Singer by Lloyd Pfautsch, Lawson-Gould Music Publishers, NY, 1971
"...drawings will show the changes of jaw, tongue, and lip position involved in the preceding sequence of vowel sounds. The overlays should make it possible for these changes to be seen graphically. Keep in mind that these positions are not meant to be absolutes."

Thursday, August 25, 2011


At some point, this tag became separated from its carving and ended up in this book. I can't seem to find any information on Joshua Sheeb.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Outsider Art by Roger Cardinal, Praeger, NY, 1972

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Der mythisch-magische Charakter / Baumbemalungen

(more from) August Walla: Sein Leben & Seine Kunst by Leo Navratil, Greno, 1988 (German language) (also previously)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Riding Problems

Riding Problems: Basic Elements of Modern Riding Technique by Gregor de Romaszkan, Pelham Books, London, 1968 (translated from German) "a book for riders without prejudices, with thirty-four instructive photographs"

Saturday, August 20, 2011


clipping, Popular Mechanics, 1950's

Friday, August 19, 2011

Baker Lake

Magdalene Ukpatiku and Philippa Aningrniq Iksiraq at work / The World of Man and the World of Animals Come Together in the Shaman, drawing and print by Simon Tookoome, 1974
from BAKER LAKE: Prints & Print-Drawings 1970-76, The Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, 1983

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Robert Breer

Robert Breer 1926-2011

images: Breer with floats, 1966 / Breathing, collage of 16 drawings, 1963 / ad detail from Film Culture Magazine No.27, 1962---all from this book.

(news via greg.org /triplecanopy)


back pages of Trash Can Toys and Games by Leonard Todd, Subsistence Press/Penguin, 1974

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Collage, Montage, Assemblage: History and Contemporary Techniques by Norman Laliberté and Alex Mogelon, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY, 1971

~ . ~

Masks, Face Coverings and Headgear by Norman Laliberté and Alex Mogelon, Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY, 1973 (all masks pictured above by Norman Laliberté except third from top by Susan Benton ("narrative presentation with mask depicting the story of Sarah and Hagar"), bottom is Laliberté's homage to Saul Steinberg)

previously here and here

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am in the whole world at home now. I love this feeling.

Since some time, I globalize me.
Why just living in one country,
why just sleeping in one country,
why just being buried only in one country...

Conrad Schnitzler R.I.P.

(more here, and previously/image source)