Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

History Repeating

Posted in Beinecke Library, Modern General Collection by beineckepoetry on March 5, 2009

A comic image from a special edition of a French magazine from 1902,
focusing on the folly of the stock market.

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The Wonderful World of David Shrigley

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on March 11, 2008

A group of little books by the [insert puzzling or inadequate adjective here] English artist.
[The title of the third book is: Drawings Done Whilst On Phone To Idiot]

Magnum headache

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 4, 2007

Magnum: die Zeitschrift für das moderne Leben, 1954-1966, was a German/Austrian compendium of images and commentary on modern design, art, architecture, fashion, and lifestyle.
Issue 3, was titled “Wie Weiter?” [What Next?]

 And it included a memorable cartoon [titled : “Still no solution!”]

 

 See: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnum_(Zeitschrift)
 and http://www.paulflora.com/

Topfferiana

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on July 27, 2007

Original sketches by Rodolphe Topffer from an album, ca. 1830s-1840s