"Belief & Seeing Are Both Often Wrong." -Robert McNamara (U.S. Secretary of Defense, 1961-1968)

14th September 2014

Photo reblogged from sloth unleashed with 57 notes

mudwerks:

Grand Prix Automobile de Geneve, 1931, Francis Portier (by paul.malon)

BEAUTY FAST

mudwerks:

Grand Prix Automobile de Geneve, 1931, Francis Portier (by paul.malon)

BEAUTY FAST

11th September 2014

Photo reblogged from TheSmellOfBooks with 195 notes

faery-tales-and-nightmares:

• 1865/1866 First Edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
• The first edition, familiarly known to book-collectors as ‘the 1865 Alice’, was printed at the Oxford University Press. This edition was at the last moment cancelled by the author, for whom Macmillan’s were publishing ‘on commission’… because of what was considered the poor printing of Sir John Tenniel’s almost equally famous illustrations. The few early copies sent out were recalled; seemingly with fair success, since less than a score are known to survive today. The book was reprinted, by Clay, with the title-page re-dated 1866, and this constitutes the first regularly published edition.
The late nineteenth-century Sangorski and Sutcliffe binding is a stunning example from the premier bookbinders at the height of their craft. The front panel is superbly decorated with intricate gilt floral designs with highlights of inlaid red and cream morocco, mother-of-pearl heart corner pieces, and an exquisite Queen of Hearts shield and crown with red inlaid morocco at center. The spine features gilt-decorated leaf designs with inlaid morocco card symbols. The rear panel contains floral borders with inlaid morocco and red polished glass hearts at border corners. With finely decorated morocco dentelles with inlaid leather flowers, silk pastedowns and endpapers.
All edges gilt. London: Macmillan and Co., 1866. Octavo, early elaborately-decorated Sangorski and Sutcliffe full morocco.
• The Manhattan Rare Book Company

ALICE

faery-tales-and-nightmares:

• 1865/1866 First Edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

• The first edition, familiarly known to book-collectors as ‘the 1865 Alice’, was printed at the Oxford University Press. This edition was at the last moment cancelled by the author, for whom Macmillan’s were publishing ‘on commission’… because of what was considered the poor printing of Sir John Tenniel’s almost equally famous illustrations. The few early copies sent out were recalled; seemingly with fair success, since less than a score are known to survive today. The book was reprinted, by Clay, with the title-page re-dated 1866, and this constitutes the first regularly published edition.

The late nineteenth-century Sangorski and Sutcliffe binding is a stunning example from the premier bookbinders at the height of their craft. The front panel is superbly decorated with intricate gilt floral designs with highlights of inlaid red and cream morocco, mother-of-pearl heart corner pieces, and an exquisite Queen of Hearts shield and crown with red inlaid morocco at center. The spine features gilt-decorated leaf designs with inlaid morocco card symbols. The rear panel contains floral borders with inlaid morocco and red polished glass hearts at border corners. With finely decorated morocco dentelles with inlaid leather flowers, silk pastedowns and endpapers.

All edges gilt. London: Macmillan and Co., 1866. Octavo, early elaborately-decorated Sangorski and Sutcliffe full morocco.

• The Manhattan Rare Book Company

ALICE

Source: faery-tales-and-nightmares

8th September 2014

Photo reblogged from ALL ABOUT MARILYN MONROE with 6,004 notes


Marilyn Monroe waving to fans on the set of The Seven Year Itch, 1954


BEAUTY

Marilyn Monroe waving to fans on the set of The Seven Year Itch, 1954

BEAUTY

Source: vintagegal

8th September 2014

Photo reblogged from cordially, sforzinda. with 655 notes


The Enchanted Castle (detail), Claude, 1664


TIME

The Enchanted Castle (detail), Claude, 1664

TIME

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from this isn't happiness. with 1,015 notes

nevver:

Wendy MacNaughton

LISTS

nevver:

Wendy MacNaughton

LISTS

25th August 2014

Photo reblogged from life outside the diamond with 656 notes

SENSE

SENSE

Source: weheartit.com

21st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Asylum Art with 4,041 notes

asylum-art:

Surreal eye drawing by hg-art (Hector Gonzalez)

on deviantART

SEEING

21st August 2014

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Western Electric Ad (1959) 


VISION

Western Electric Ad (1959) 

VISION

16th August 2014

Photo reblogged from BUTTON-DOWN MODA with 110 notes


Garry Winogrand, Untitled, New York, 1969 


PHYSICS

Garry Winogrand, Untitled, New York, 1969 

PHYSICS

Source: killerbeesting

15th August 2014

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maudelynn:

Illustration by Karl Alexander Wilke c.1906 
via  illustrationsvp.blogspot.com


MADNESS

maudelynn:

Illustration by Karl Alexander Wilke c.1906 

via  illustrationsvp.blogspot.com

MADNESS

Source: maudelynn

15th August 2014

Photo reblogged from a bit fairy tale with 2,152 notes

oldbookillustrations:

The Queen of Richard II.
Percy Anderson, from Costume: fanciful, historical, and theatrical, by Eliza Aria, London, 1906.
(Source: archive.org)


QUEEN

oldbookillustrations:

The Queen of Richard II.

Percy Anderson, from Costume: fanciful, historical, and theatrical, by Eliza Aria, London, 1906.

(Source: archive.org)

QUEEN

Source: oldbookillustrations

13th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Total Film with 776 notes

totalfilm:

Lauren Bacall: In Tribute To An Icon

FIRE

totalfilm:

Lauren Bacall: In Tribute To An Icon

FIRE

13th July 2014

Photo reblogged from Keyframe with 60 notes

keyframedaily:

Sam Shaw: Ingrid Bergman, Europa 51, directed by Roberto Rossellini, Rome, 1952.

SCANDAL #ingridbergman

keyframedaily:

Sam Shaw: Ingrid Bergman, Europa 51, directed by Roberto Rossellini, Rome, 1952.

SCANDAL
#ingridbergman

30th June 2014

Photo reblogged from and don't drip on the Caravaggio with 80 notes


Portrait of a woman (detail), French School, 1590


BEAUTY #paintings #art #arthistory #detail #painters

Portrait of a woman (detail), French School, 1590

BEAUTY #paintings #art #arthistory #detail #painters

Source: seeliequeene

28th June 2014

Photo reblogged from Addicted to Black with 450 notes

HUMAM

HUMAM