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An Astonishing Array of Ceramic Mosaic Tiles Comprise a Japanese Museum’s Historical Collection

 Craft Design History #architecture #Japan #mosaics #museums #tile June 24, 2022 Kate Mothes Image © Ryota Murase. All images courtesy of the Mosaic Tile Museum, shared with permission In the Gifu Prefecture of Japan, a nucleus of creativity blossomed in Kasahara Town, Tajimi City, more than a millennium ago. Known for its history of …

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An Exhibition Unearths Rare Production Drawings from the Futuristic Neo Tokyo of the Anime Classic ‘Akira’

 Animation History Illustration #anime #architecture #drawing #film #science fiction June 9, 2022 Grace Ebert Akira, cut #1, Final production background detail, Toshiharu Mizutani, poster color on paper, 93 x 53 centimeters. All photos from AKIRA (Movie), based on the graphic novel AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo. First published by Young Magazine, Kodansha Ltd. © MASH …

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Five Prehistoric Cave Drawings Uncovered in Alabama Are the Largest Discovered in North America

 Art History #Alabama #archaeology #cave art #drawing May 13, 2022 Grace Ebert Anthropomorph in regalia, with a rayed circle in the midsection, 0.93 meters tall. All images courtesy of Jan F. Simek, Stephen Alvarez, and Alan Cressler in Antiquity Hidden in a narrow cavern extending less than two feet from floor to ceiling, five …

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Colorized Footage Travels San Francisco’s Market Street Four Days Before the Devastating 1906 Earthquake and Fire

 History Photography #San Francisco #video May 3, 2022 Grace Ebert  The Miles Brothers were cinematic trailblazers, who, in 1906, filmed the historic “A Trip Down Market Street.” Traveling from 8th Street to the Embarcadero, the 13-minute journey documents San Francisco’s environment from the perspective of a cable car, showing the busy strip full …

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A Short Film Collages Chicago’s Past and Present in a Profound Look at the City’s History of Activism

 Animation History Music #activism #collage #music video #short film #video April 19, 2022 Grace Ebert  A palimpsest of history, politics, and art, a short film by Lisbon-based director João Pombeiro is an ode to the Midwest’s largest city and its people. “Chicago” travels across time periods and neighborhoods in a poetic collage of …

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Embroidery Adds Textured Narratives to the Subjects of Flore Gardner’s Stitched Photographs

 Art Craft History Photography #embroidery #found photographs #thread April 14, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Flore Gardner, shared with permission With a background in medicine, Edinburgh-based artist Flore Gardner fosters a creative practice that explores the body and its untapped potential. She works in an array of mediums from printmaking and ink-based illustrations …

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Street Photography by Juri Nesterov Documents Ukrainian Life Across Decades

 History Photography #black and white #Soviet Union #Ukraine March 4, 2022 Grace Ebert Kyiv. 2020. All images shared with permission. Photography, and street photography, in particular, has the power to preserve the fleeting, framing the brief encounters and dalliances that sometimes end as quickly as they began. This impulse to document the momentary permeates …

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A Massive Chainmail Shelter Prevents a Renowned Scottish Mansion from Dissolving in the Rain

 Design Documentary History #architecture #steel #video February 7, 2022 Grace Ebert [embedded content] The coastal town of Helensburgh is located in one of the wettest regions of Scotland, averaging more than 190 days and 63 inches of rainfall each year, and it’s also the site of an architectural masterpiece by famed designer Charles Rennie …

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A New Photo Book Spotlights What Remains of American Movie Theaters

 History Photography #architecture #books #movies #theaters January 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Fox Theater, Inglewood, California. All images © Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, courtesy of Prestel, shared with permission Lights, camera, say goodbye to the action. A new book titled Movie Theaters is the culmination of two French photographers’ shared attempt to document the …

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Dig Into an Enormous Archive of Drawings Unveiling the Complex Root Systems of 1,180 Plants

 History Illustration Science #botany #drawing #plants #roots January 10, 2022 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Wageningen University & Research It’s generally understood that terrestrial plant life evolved from algae, one key to its successful adaptation being roots that sprawled underground to absorb important nutrients and water. Billions of years later, the fibrous networks …

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