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March 11 2013

Preface to the book “I Tempi di Roma” (Edizioni Bolis, Italy, 2000) written by Henri Cartier-Bresson. It reads: Time runs and flows and only our death can stop it. The photograph is a guillotine blade that seizes one dazzling instant in eternity.
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January 22 2013

Postcard from Pablo Picasso to Jean Cocteau
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November 23 2012

The Veins And Muscles Of The Arm (16th century) by Leonardo da Vinci
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November 20 2012

A Walking Song by J.R.R. Tolkien.
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November 12 2012

Original manuscript of Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth", showing Siegfried Sassoon's revisions.
Read by Sean Bean here.
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November 11 2012

Early manuscript detail from Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary”.
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November 05 2012

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this letter to his editor, Max Perkins, when he set out to write The Great Gatsby. He included these words: 

“I want to write something new — something extraordinary and beautiful and simple & intricately patterned.” 

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November 04 2012

Madame Bovary original manuscript by Gustave Flaubert.
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A Failed Attempt to Photograph Reality, Duane Michals, 1976.

October 30 2012

RIDDLE TIME!

Letters: i-n
Pictograph: felce (ferns)
Pictograph: setaccio (sieve/strainer)
Pictograph: perla (pearl)
Pictograph: more (blackberries)

“Infelice se taccio per l’amore.”
“Unhappy if I keep silent for love.”

Alternatively the following meaning can also be deduced from this, although the verb ‘setacciare’ (to search) wouldn’t really be used in this context in Italian. Yet, when faced with the limitations of picture riddles, it may be acceptable:

“Infelice setaccio per l’amore.”
“Unhappy I search for love.”

[ NOTE: Leonardo often used words that sounded close enough to the syllables or words he needed to create his sentences, hence ‘felce’ becoming ‘felice’. Likewise, the upside down tree image might be ‘muore’ (meaning: ‘dies’), as Leonardo also spelled this as ‘more’ on several occasions. ]

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October 24 2012



In June of 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright — a man posthumously recognised as "the greatest American architect of all time" by the AIA — received an unusual letter from 12-year-old Jim Berger, a boy looking to commission the design of a home for his dog, Eddie, by the same architect who designed his father's house 6 years previous. Incredibly, Frank Lloyd Wright agreed and, as seen below, supplied a full set of drawings for "Eddie's House" the next year. Construction was eventually completed by Jim's father in 1963.

Eddie hated his new home. It was demolished in 1973.

The full exchange can be found below, along with a photo of the completed dog house. It was the smallest structure ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and possibly the least used.

(Sources: Architizer & Deborah Wright; Image: Frank Lloyd Wright, via Wikimedia.)



Transcript
June 19, 1956

Dear Mr. Wright

I am a boy of twelve years. My name is Jim Berger. You designed a house for my father whose name is Bob Berger. I have a paper route which I make a little bit of money for the bank, and for expenses.

I would appreciate it if you would design me a dog house, which would be easy to build, but would go with our house. My dog's name is Edward, but we call him Eddie. He is four years old or in dog life 28 years. He is a Labrador retriever. He is two and a half feet high and three feet long. The reasons I would like this dog house is for the winters mainly. My dad said if you design the dog house he will help me build it. But if you design the dog house I will pay you for the plans and materials out of the money I get from my route.

Respectfully yours,

Jim Berger


Transcript
Dear Jim:

A house for Eddie is an opportunity. Someday I shall design one but just now I am too busy to concentrate on it. You write me next November to Phoenix, Arizona and I may have something then.

Truly yours,

Frank Lloyd Wright

June 28th, 1956



Transcript
Dear Mr Wright

I wrote you June 19, 1956 about designing my dog Eddie a dog house to go with the house you designed for my dad. You told me to write you again in November so I ask you again, could you design me a dog house.

Respectfully yours,

Jim Berger

The Result



Letters of Note
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October 22 2012

“But I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything.”

- Charles Darwin, in a letter dated October 1, 1861 [x]

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October 21 2012

October 20 2012

—How strange: her voice, which I knew so well, and which is said to be the very texture of memory (“the dear inflection…”), I no longer hear.
Like a localized deafness…
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—”Never again, never again!”
—And yet there’s a contradiction: “never again” isn’t eternal, since you yourself will die one day.
“Never again” is the expression of an immortal.
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Diary entry of Roland Barthes  

It reads:

Struck by the abstract nature of absence; yet it’s so painful, lacerating. Which allows me to understand abstraction somewhat better: it is absence and pain, the pain of absence—perhaps therefore love?

After his mother died, Barthes grappled with the complexities of grief, loss, and mourning by writing fragments on more than 300 index cards. The cards were eventually published as Mourning Diary.

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September 05 2012

#From a collection of “hate mail from third graders” sent to the director of the Hayden Planetarium.
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July 07 2012

Original manuscript for Alice in Wonderland hand written and illustrated by Lewis Carroll, 1862
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July 01 2012

Vladimir Nabokov’s drawings and writing on Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis. 
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