Jewish Museum in Prague.
'Present at the establishment of the Jewish Museum in Prague in 1906
were the historian Dr. Hugo Lieben and Dr. Augustin Stein, the
representative of the Czech Jewish movement and later head of the Prague
Jewish Community. The original aim was to preserve valuable artefacts
from the Prague synagogues that had been demolished during the
reconstruction of the Jewish Town at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Museum was closed to the public after the Nazi occupation of Bohemia
and Moravia on 15 March 1939. In 1942 the Nazis established the Central
Jewish Museum, to which were shipped artefacts from all the liquidated
Jewish communities and synagogues of Bohemia and Moravia. Its founding
was proposed by Dr. Stein who, in co-operation with other specialist
members of staff, sought to save the Jewish objects that were being
conficated by the Nazis. Following long negotiations, the Nazis approved
the project to set up a central museum, albeit guided by different
motives than the Museum´s founders ... '
How to Write a Eulogy.
'Writing and giving a eulogy is a way of saying farewell to someone who
has died that, in a sense, brings the person to life in the minds of the
End of Life Choices.
'Welcome to End-of-Life Choices. We work for the freedom to choose a
dignified death and for individual control concerning death. We support
the right of terminally ill, mentally competent adults to hasten death
under careful safeguards. '
Tradition / Progression. Inuit art.
'Within the sphere of Northwest Coast art, the push and pull between new
and old is particularly immediate and intense. For some, preservation
and continuation of traditional forms in the art is linked directly to
the preservation of language, dance, and respect for elders and
ancestors. It is the foundation of culture, and to stray from it is to
lose touch with one's origins. Others are of the opinion that innovation
is the means by which an art form maintains its vitality and freshness.
Innovators resist doing the expected, the known, and prefer to
experiment with new ideas and materials to create something that
reflects the society of today with all its good and bad. In this
exhibition, we take the best of both sides of the debate, and seek to
find the fine balance that shows the great strength of Northwest Coast
culture, respectful of tradition and the achievements of the past, yet
with an eye to the future and its possibilities.'
'Elected President only to see the nation fracture in two, Lincoln led
a confused and frightened people through the most terrible war in
their history. At the same time, his own household mirrored the
fissures that split the nation: the great emancipator was married to
the daughter of a slave owner from Kentucky. Mary Todd Lincoln was an
aristocratic southerner who met Lincoln when he was still a backwoods
politician lacking in experience and sophistication. Although she
remained fiercely loyal to her husband and the Union cause, two of her
brothers fought for the South. Their marriage was long and turbulent,
and knew many trials, including the loss of two children. Abraham and
Mary Lincoln: A House Divided weaves together the lives of the two
Lincolns, drawing us into their long-vanished world.'
Chicago: City of the
'City of the Century chronicles Chicago's dramatic transformation from
a swampy frontier town of fur traders and Native Americans to a
massive metropolis that was the quintessential American city of the
nineteenth century. The film tells how innovation, ingenuity,
determination and ruthlessness created empires in what was a marshy
wasteland and describes the hardships endured by millions of working
men and women whose labor helped a capitalist class reinvent the way
America did business. Along the way, this program revels in Chicago's
triumphs -- among them the architectural experimentation that gave the
city one of the world's most distinctive skylines -- and delves into
the heart of Chicago's painful struggles. Bringing to life the Windy
City's rich mixture of cultures, its writers and journalists, its
political corruption and labor upheavals, this film bears witness to
the creation of one of the most dynamic and vibrant cities in the
Schopenhauer. 'He was
the first to speak of the suffering of the world, which visibly and
glaringly surrounds us, and of confusion, passion, evil -- all those
things which the [other philosophers] hardly seemed to notice and
always tried to resolve into all-embracing harmony and
comprehensiblility. Here at last was a philosopher who had the courage
to see that all was not for the best in the fundaments of the
Legends of the
Jews, 1909. 'This is a massive collation of the Haggada--the
traditions which have grown up surrounding the Biblical narrative.
These stories and bits of layered detail are scattered throughout the
Talmud and the Midrash, and other sources, including oral. In the 19th
century Ginzberg undertook the task of arranging the Haggada into
chronological order, and this series of volumes was the result.'
Hidden Glasgow. 'To expose
the secret and hidden side of Glasgow through photographs, maps and
images. ' 'Glasgow was once the mighty second city of the empire,
but the collapse of heavy industry saw the city fade into urban decay
and dereliction. ' 'This is a trend that is being reversed by a
concerted effort to regenerate the city, however this inevitably means
the complete obliteration of what once made up the fabric of the
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection.
'This exhibition is a celebration and acknowledgment
of the recent gift to the Metropolitan Museum of more
than 100 works from The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana
Matisse Foundation. Pierre Matisse (1900–1989), a
prominent art dealer in New York, was the younger son
of the French painter Henri Matisse (1869–1954).
Pierre and Maria-Gaetana von Spreti (1943–2001) were
married in 1974, and in 1995 Mrs. Matisse established
the foundation in their names to implement her own and
her late husband's philanthropic interests. ' Gallery.
'Nguyen Khai was born in Hue in 1940 and graduated
from the National School of Fine Arts in 1963. He is
one of the founders of the prestigious association of
Young Vietnamese Artists and won the Bronze Medal at a
Spring Art Exhibition in Saigon even before his
graduation. After six years under the Communist
regime, Nguyen Khai and his family escaped by boat to
Indonesia in February 1981 and chose California for
August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century:
A Photographic Portrait of Germany.
'Though it was never fully realized or adequately understood, August Sander's Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts
(People of the 20th Century) was intended as a comprehensive photographic index of the German population,
classified into seven groups by social "type": the Farmer; the Skilled Tradesman; the Woman; Classes and
Professions; the Artists; the City; and the Last People. The Nazis confiscated his first publication of the work,
but 1800 portraits—150 of which are now on view—made mostly in the 1920s and 1930s survive as well
as Sander's notes and plans for the project, which provided the basis for its reconstruction in book
and exhibition form by the August Sander Archiv in Cologne. '
Wheelbarrow - Workers and Peasants Party of Great
'These pages detail our historic achievements in the
People's Democratic Republic of North Wales,
originally Bangor University Students Union. In five
short years our workers and peasants commune
eliminated Landlordism and all traces of Confucian
Thought from North Wales. Although temporarily set
back after budgetary cuts from the University of Wales
Bangor, the Maoist Society of Bangor still holds
regular Long Marches through the Welsh mountainsides
'... Revolution is not a Tea Party, Lenin once
'We at World of Wonder pride ourselves on being
champions of the eccentric, the bizarre, the kooky,
the outlandish, the subversive, the outcast, and all
things that exist on the fringe of society. We believe
that the underground of today is the mainstream of
tomorrow, and that the true innovators of the present
are found not at the crest of pop culture, but lie
just underneath, creating the groundswell for the next
great wave. It is our goal to bring into the spotlight
those people and ideas that now reside at the edge of
Audubon's Birds of America.
'This exhibit, originally co-sponsored by the
McKissick Museum, emphasizes the work that Audubon
did in South Carolina and recognizes the role that
South Carolina played in helping Audubon complete his
ambitious project of drawing all the birds in America
in life size. The hypertext exhibit comprises all of
the color plates from the original catalogue.'
The Ideals of Motherhood
in South Asian art.
'Brahma, after creating the world, set out to make
human beings. He first made man, and then came to
the modeling of woman. To his discomfort he realized
that he had run out of the solid material he was
using. But whatever happens, happens for the best.
Brahma was very resourceful. He went outside, saw
a curvaceous creeper, and gave woman its gracefulness
of poise and carriage. Her breasts he modeled on the
round moon, endowing them with the softness of the
parrot's bosom. To her eyes he gave the glance of a
deer. On her complexion he imprinted the lightness
of fresh leaves in spring. He shaped her arms with the
tapering finish of the elephant's trunk. Into her
general build up went the tender clinging of tendrils,
the trembling of grass, and the slenderness of reeds.
Then he anointed her completed form with the sweetness
of honey, and bathed her in the fragrance of flowers.
Finally, he touched her lips with ambrosial
Alice in Wonderland.
'There have been any number of illustrators for this
delightfully nonsensical tale over the years. The
appearance of the characters has also tended to
change, according to each artists' style. Each set of
illustrations was richly evocative of the tale,
however, and each has contributed to our continued
enjoyment of this story.'
'The work of several of the earliest illustrators has
been chosen for inclusion here, along with two more
contemporary artists. Sound a wee bit surreal?
Perhaps. But then, so is the story itself. '
'In the Fall of 1939, Jedwabne (pron: Yedvabneh], a small town with a
population of almost 3,000 in northeastern Poland, came under Soviet
occupation. The day following the June 22, 1941, German attack on the
Soviets Union, Jedwabne came under German occupation. On July 10, 1941,
some members of the Polish population of Jedwabne participated in the
slaughter of several hundred of the town's 900 to 1600 Jews. After the
war, a number were tried, convicted and served prison terms for having
done so ... '
The Call of Yama. Death in Indian culture.
'Many pictures in this section were taken during the funeral of my
father, K. L. Kamat, and I have included my own experience of a Hindu
Old Korea in Pictures.
'This site is dedicated to collect old pictures and drawings of Korea.
If you have any pictures and want me to scan them to be put here, please
contact me, so we can put them in the public domain. Most pictures will
be from Seoul or Pyongyang, since most foreigners tended to live there.
But nevertheless others might show up. '
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier.
'Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection is a multi-
format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes
performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist
Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes
represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's
Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes have passed back into
circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century.
This online collection incorporates 184 original sound recordings, 19
pages of fieldnotes, and 69 musical transcriptions with descriptive
notes on tune histories and musical features; an illustrated essay about
Reed's life, art, and influence; a list of related publications; and a
glossary of musical terms. '
The Dramas of Haymarket.
'Welcome to The Dramas of Haymarket, an online project produced by the
Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University. The Dramas of
Haymarket examines selected materials from the Chicago Historical
Society's Haymarket Affair Digital Collection, an electronic archive of
CHS's extraordinary Haymarket holdings. The Dramas of Haymarket
interprets these materials and places them in historical context,
drawing on many other items from the Historical Society's extensive
'... This risk is genuine, but the hope underlying The Dramas of
Haymarket is that its approach will convey above all a serious and
complex understanding of the events it examines. The central subject of
this site is not the spectacle of crime and punishment, or the melodrama
of vengeance and redemption, but the quest for social justice. At the
time of the bombing, the nature of America and the proper direction of
its future were very much matters of contention. The Haymarket meeting
was called in the first place to protest not only a specific act by the
police but also against the whole basis of industrial society, and to
declare how it might be changed for the better. The trial that followed
makes very little sense as a legal proceeding, but can be understood as
an attempt to reinforce and justify the current order, even if the law
had to be bent in order to accomplish this. '
'Everyone involved was ultimately debating fundamental social questions.
What rights and responsibilities does the ownership of property entail?
How many hours must a person have to work in order to live decently, and
how can he or she be assured fair compensation? What is the best way to
constitute a truly open and democratic society that values the
individual? Uniting these and related issues is one of the profoundest
questions of all: under what conditions should human beings live and
labor with one another? Until that question is answered, Haymarket will
remain a drama without end. '
The Haunters and the Haunted, 1921.
'Ernest Rhys chose 57 ghost stories from literary works, folklore and
myth to create an anthology that is both textbook of the supernatural
and storybook of the middle world of ghosts.' The
Hand of Glory.
The Boer War: New South Wales Bushmen's Contingent.
'When war broke out civilians throughout the Australian Colonies
enthusiastically volunteered for service. Participation in the war was
actively supported and various colonial contingents were formed.'
'At that time Australia was still made up of six separate colonies. Each
of the colonies sent between four and six contingents who served mostly
in mounted units. They were often known as 'mounted rifles', 'bushmen'
or 'imperial bushmen.' ... '
The Golden Lotus. In comic form.
'The Golden Lotus was written by Hou Hui in Ming Dynasty,the first river
novel despcribing the domestic affairs in China.Its content is:there is
a local tyrant named Xi Menqing.He is good at gambling and fond of
women.In his life,he has tens of wives including Pan Jinlian,wife of Wu
Da who is brother of Wu Song,one of the heroes in Water Margin.Xi
Menqing uses all kinds of means to get women,to persecute populace and
to bribe officials.At last,he dies of overlechery.Some of his wives die
for their bad behavior,some are seld by matchmakers blinded by gain.'
Jerusalem 3000: Celebrating Three Millennia of
'This exhibition presents a selection of maps and views to illustrate
the history of Jerusalem as it celebrates the 3000th anniversary of its
establishment as the capital of King David's unified Kingdom of Israel.
Many of these documents are centuries old. Some of them are imaginary
and idealized portrayals based on Scriptural interpretation, and reflect
the ideologies and religious persuasions of their makers. Others are
objective depictions derived from historical records or eyewitness
observations. The rest are combinations of reality and fantasy.
Together, their powerful visual images provide a broad perspective on
three millennia of Jerusalem's eventful history.'
The Columbus Letter.
'Christopher Columbus's letter announcing the success of his voyage to
the "islands of the India sea" is one of the most remarkable documents
ever published. It is a key document in the social and intellectual
histories of both Europe and the Americas. The Osher Map Library and
Smith Center for Cartographic Education, University of Southern Maine,
is pleased to make this significant historical document available to the
people of the state of Maine ... '
'The Southern Route 66 went from the Atlantic Ocean at Jacksonville,
Florida to the lonely town of Van Horn in west Texas. Here's some
vintage postcards that commemorate this wonderful road. '
'The Panchen Lama was 6 years old when he and his parents were kidnapped
from their home in Tibet by the Chinese government. He is the world's
youngest political prisoner and he has been missing for over 6 years.'
Blockmaking and engineering history.
'Pulley blocks or 'blocks' in a ship's rigging may appear insignificant.
However, the machinery invented to build them at Portsmouth dockyard
played a major role in manufacturing history. In 1805, the same year
that Nelson won his famous battle at Trafalgar on the HMS Victory, the
first large suite of single-purpose machines was developed to create the
pulleys needed for such ships. Among the many advantages to these
machines was that they allowed production methods to become far less
labour intensive, being carried out mainly by machine operators ... '
pomegranatesandpaper. Art blog.
'We all have stories to tell. Mine are of the beautiful necessities:
paint and paper, pen and ink, artjournals and books, and the weight of a
red, ripe pomegranate in my hand. '
A War Waged in Images. Photographs by David Friend.
'As wars go, the initial Iraqi campaign last spring was the Mother of
All Superlatives. Conservative stalwart William Bennett insisted it
would "go down as one of the greatest military efforts of all time. "One
Washington pundit termed it "the fastest military advance in the history
of warfare." On the other extreme, a Middle Eastern website branded it
"The Most Foolish of Wars," while Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak
warned it would eventually create "one hundred bin Ladens"." But
whatever else it was, superlative and less so, Gulf II, as none before
it, has been a war waged and wagered with images ... '
A Queensland photographer.
'In 1984, a collection of over 300 photographic negatives on glass
plates produced in the 19th century were discovered in the photographic
studio of the Haig Brothers, in the town of Warwick, Queensland. The
negatives had been taken by William Boag, a travelling 19th century
photographer. The original glass plate negatives were probably purchased
from Boag when he left Warwick in 1873 or 1875, possibly by John Haig,
the founder of the Haig dynasty of photographers ... '
Hope and American Variety.
'Bob Hope was among the 20,000 vaudeville performers working in the
1920s. Many of these performers were, like Hope, recent immigrants to
America who saw a vaudeville career as one of the few ways to succeed as
a "foreigner" in America. Throughout his extraordinary professional
career of nearly seventy years, Bob Hope practiced the arts he learned
in vaudeville and perpetuated variety entertainment traditions in stage
musical comedy, motion pictures, radio, television, and the live
appearances he made around the world in support of American armed
forces. Today, the stage variety show is mostly a memory but its
influence is pervasive thanks to the long and rich careers of vaudeville
veterans like Bob Hope ... '
Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular
'The American Variety Stage is a multimedia anthology selected from
various Library of Congress holdings. This collection illustrates the
vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially
vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Included are 334 English- and
Yiddish-language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, 61
motion pictures, 10 sound recordings and 143 photographs and 29
memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.
Groups of theater posters and additional sound recordings will be added
to this anthology in the future. '
'Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to
the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks
like to someone who is blind. In this section you will find the
peripheral definitions of what the event is as a whole, but to truly
understand this event, one must participate. This site serves to try to
paint a picture of the Burning Man experience to those who are new to
the project, as well as to give those participants looking to keep the
fire burning in their daily lives an environment in which to connect to
their fellow community members. For a brief yet eloquent overview of the
entire event from the time of arrival to the time of exodus, please read
"What is Burning Man?", an essay written by participant and one-time web
team member, Molly Steenson. Please see archived sections for each year
to read more about the art themes, art installations and theme camps for
Bodies in Formation: Mass Gymnastics under Communism.
'As the body is considered to be our most reliable, continuous and
comprehensive metaphor for life and its meaning, multiplied bodies in
mass gymnastics display are in the same way metaphor for desired society
and its leadership. The ritual of the display of strong, young,
beautiful and disciplined bodies offer an attractive reading of a
society as whole and consequently legitimized the leadership as a
promoter or creator of such a society. Since its origins in the early
19th century, the symbolic potential of coordinated movements of
thousands of trainees has been exploited by various movements and
regimes, varying from the extreme right to the extreme left. The purpose
of this exhibition is to explore how this symbolic potential was
confronted with and transformed by the communist ideology in mass
gymnastic rituals all over Eastern Europe. It will study how the key
concepts that the mass gymnastic performances offered - strength, youth,
beauty and discipline - were transformed into symbols of a strong,
young, beautiful and disciplined socialist society, and how this was
used to legitimize the leadership, which observed these rituals from the
tribunes of stadiums. '
Marie Curie and the History of Radioactivity.
'During the 19th century scientists knew little about what went on
inside an atom. However, by the end of the century there were startling
new ideas about the structure of the atom resulting from the discoveries
of X-rays, radioactivity and the electron. The Modern Physics Collection
at the Science Museum contains a number of objects used by the
physicists who made and researched these discoveries, including some of
those belonging to Marie Curie and her family. '
The Chagall Windows.
'Marc Chagall, who was present at the dedication, spoke of the joy he
felt in bringing "my modest gift to the Jewish people, who have always
dreamt of biblical love, of friendship and peace among all people; to
that people who lived here, thousands of years ago, among other Semitic
people. My hope is that I hereby extend my hand to seekers of culture,
to poets and to artists among the neighboring people." '
Dump. A fine blog about all kinds of stuff
(lots of it pop culture-related).
Famous Curves. In mathematics - interesting
to play with some of these interactively.
'Few European cities have a history as closely connected with Jewish
history as Vienna. As early as the Middle Ages, the Vienna Jewish
community was relatively large for the time, and despite two major
expulsions, Jews continued to settle in the city on the Danube. Nazism
caused yet another dramatic rupture in the historical development of the
city in general and its Jewish community in particular. Before 1938, the
Jewish community was one of the largest in Europe. After 1945, a small
but active Jewish Community reestablished itself again in Vienna; today,
it numbers about 7,000 - of the 10,000 to 12,000 Jews who live in Vienna
at present ... '
The Christmas Story in art.
'The birth of Jesus Christ and the events surrounding it are the subject
of many beautiful works of art in the Metropolitan Museum. We present a
few of them here, accompanied by the sacred texts that inspired them,
excerpts of which are read by Philippe de Montebello, director of The
Metropolitan Museum of Art. Such religious works of art helped the
viewer meditate upon the sacred event. In fact, some of these images
depict the devout persons who commissioned them as eyewitnesses to the
miracle. As we contemplate these works of art, we, too, are moved by
their story of "good tidings of great joy" and "peace, goodwill toward
Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age.
'Puerto Rico at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Nineteenth- and Early-
Twentieth-Century Perspectives portrays the early history of the
commonwealth of Puerto Rico through first-person accounts, political
writings, and histories drawn from the Library of Congress's General
Collections. Among the topics it highlights are the land and its
resources, relations with Spain, the competition among political
parties, reform efforts, and recollections by veterans of the Spanish-
American War. The materials in the collection were published between
1831 and 1929 and consist of 39 political pamphlets, 13 monographs, and
1 journal. '
The Blue Baby Operation.
'On November 29, 1944, a small, frail child was wheeled into an
operating room at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for the first attempt to
treat tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart malformation that robs the
blood of oxygen. This life-threatening condition is often signaled by a
bluish or "cyanotic" cast to the skin, hence the term, blue baby. The
procedure joined an artery leaving the heart to an artery leading to the
lungs, in an attempt to give the blood a second chance at oxygenation.
It was the first blue baby operation and came to be known as the
Blalock-Taussig Shunt ... '
Healing the Earth.
'Led by H.E. Tokden Rinpoche, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the
Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka State, South India were artists-
in-residence at the Canadian Museum of Civilization from April 30 to May
4, 1997. In addition to two performances of "The Mystical Arts of Tibet:
Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing" on May 1 and 3, the monks
created a sand mandala painting during their visit ... '
Celebrating the Portuguese Communities in America:
A Cartographic Perspective.
'Although numerous countries and individuals were involved in the
exploration and mapping of the Americas, it was the Portuguese who set
the stage during the fifteenth century for the ensuing discoveries in
the New World. Portuguese-born and sponsored explorers played a
significant role, especially in charting a route around the southern tip
of South America; in exploring and exploiting the waters bordering the
northeast coast of North America; and in exploring the Pacific Coast of
North America, particularly the area that today is the state of
California ... '
Charting Neptune's Realm:
From Classical Mythology to Satellite Imagery.
'In the remote past--our legacy from Greco-Roman culture--gods and
goddesses descended from their celestial realm to earth. There, they
unloosed their heavenly powers and passions to control events. Scholars
of antiquity balanced the mythic significance of these deities with
their explanations of the phenomena of wind and wave. Aristotle, in his
treatises De caelo, and Meteorologica, put forth his notions of the
world. Pliny the Elder (Historia naturalis), Seneca (Quaestiones
naturales), and Pythagoras, all made contributions toward a
comprehension of the planet earth. Their speculations, however, were
based on philosophy and logic, rather than by physical and experimental
proofs. Nonetheless, this tradition of theoretical geography continued
well into the fourteenth century ... '
Hold Onto Your Hats. History and meaning of
headwear in Canada.
'Do you wear a hat? Maybe to keep you warm in winter? Or for your job?
To look good? For playing hockey or riding a bicycle? Or because all
your friends wear baseball caps? This is an exhibit about why people in
Canada, past and present, have worn hats - people of different ethnic
groups, religions and walks of life.'
A Blue Devil Gallery. A pictorial history of Duke
'The Blue Devil mascot made its first appearance at the Duke-Pittsburgh
game on October 5, 1929 in the new football stadium that was dedicated
on that day. '
The Salvation Army: A Presentation by the Canadian
'During both world wars and throughout the Cold War, the Salvation Army
provided Canadians serving in the military with comforts such as hot
drinks and snacks and assisted them to maintain their morale by
establishing leave centres where they could enjoy activities or simply
relax. War and training for war are draining physical, psychological,
and emotional experiences. For those Canadians serving overseas or in
Canada, the Salvation Army tried to establish a degree of civility - a
'touch of home', perhaps - amidst the loneliness and dehumanizing
conditions of war. To a remarkable degree, the Salvation Army formed an
integral part of Canadians' military experiences during two world wars.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colours. Exhibit at the
American Museum of Natural History.
'Brilliant orange, bright blue, dazzling red-frogs come in an
astonishing array of colors. This vivid assortment of hues hints at the
remarkable diversity that exists among the frog species inhabiting the
globe. From lush rainforests to parched deserts, frogs are found in
nearly every environment on Earth, and their survival strategies range
from surprising to bizarre ... '
Common Dwellings of India.
' "...The ordinary homes and temples in India ought to be documented
too" -- Vishal Mehra, a patron wrote, " not just the great and famous
ones." Indeed, it is in these ordinary abodes that India lives. I have
put together this exhibit of the most common of the buildings found in
India from my fathers' photographs, and I certainly believe that they
reflect the pulse of India -- beauty, poverty, diversity, and devotion
of her people. '
Mexico: From Empire to Revolution.
Digitised collection at the Getty.
Online satire mag. All the gnus fit to sprint. Don't
miss the Dick Cheney advice column.