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Broken Lines: Emmy van Leersum


Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 18.45.10Broken Lines, Emmy van Leersum, necklace, nylon, 1981

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Broken Lines, Emmy van Neersum armbands pvc and ink, 1980 – 1984

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

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Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

the pinnacle of beauty unseen


the pinacle of beauty unseenthe pinnacle of beauty unseen                                                                                                 2018

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Icons of the Machine Age: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, Avon, England, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1829


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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, Avon, England, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, 1829

Illustration: Drawing, 1878

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Icons of the Machine Age: V I Lenin


Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.47.09Icons of the Machine Age: V I Lenin

Illustration: alliance / CPA Media

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Icons of the Machine Age: The Hoover Dam


Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.27.25Icons of the Machine Age: The Hoover Dam, Pacific Bridge Company of Portland, Oregon; Henry J. Kaiser & W. A. Bechtel Company of San Francisco; MacDonald & Kahn Ltd. of Los Angeles; and the J.F. Shea Company of Portland, Oregon, 1935

Illustration: Hoover_Dam, view of the watershed viewed from the Nevada side

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Icons of the Machine Age: Leadbelly


Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.21.26Icons of the Machine Age: Leadbelly, William Leadbetter 1889 – 1946

Illustration: Leadbelly bei einem Auftritt im National Press Club, Washington, D.C. Fotografie von William P. Gottlieb

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

All the World’s books: Passing, Nellie Larsen, 1929


Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 13.14.27All the World’s books: Passing, Nellie Larsen, 1929

Illustration: Nellie Larsen 

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Current Events, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

All the world’s books: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 1811


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All the world’s books: Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, 1811

Illustration: Margueritte Peterson

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

All the world’s books: Mansfield Park, Jane Austen, 1814


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All the world’s books: Mansfield Park, Jane Austen, 1814

Illustration: Hugh Thomson, 1897

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

Icons of the Machine Age: The Empire State Building


Screen Shot 2018-02-01 at 12.39.39Icons of the Machine Agre: The Empire State Building, Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, opened 1931

Illustration: George Rogers, The Empire State Building. 1950

Malcolm D B Munro
Thursday 1 February, 2018

Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

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