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The 20 Most Beautiful Children’s Books of All Time

The 20 Most Beautiful Children's Books of All Time

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The Creepy Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’

Victorian-Era Stuffed Rabbits and Squirrels of ‘Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy’ - During the reign of Queen Victoria. From 1837 to 1901. (Via Blue Rider Press)

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14 Paintings That Revolutionized Art

Johannes Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" 1665) - "Certainly the way Vermeer captured subtle changes of light and focus seems to anticipate photography: some features appear in focus, while others seem out of focus, and objects are depicted with a foreshortening that resembles that seen in photographs -- this is perhaps one reason why he appeals to us today."

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Calling All Book Nerds: Here's Your Chance To See 'The Goldfinch' Painting In Real Life

"Het puttertje" (El jilguero) - Carel Frabritius (1622-1654), pintor holandés nacido en Midden-Beemster el 27 de febrero de 1622 y fallecido el 12 de octubre de 1654 en Delft. Discípulo de Rembrandt y profesor de Vermeer.

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French Polymath Paul Valéry on “The Three-Body Problem”

Berlin Revival: Jewish, Secular, anti-Fascist Community Salon Project: Fritz Kahn and the Man-Machine: The Inner Workings of the Human Body from a Jewish Intellectual in Prewar Berlin

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Awesome Pulp Paperback Redesigns of Classic Novels

Cannibals! Captives! Coconuts! One mans love of the sea leaves him stranded on a desert island with nothing but a few goats, a bible, and a parrot for company. Will he ever escape? Will his new pal Friday learn to efficiently press a goatskin jerkin? Or will solitude drive him totally nuts?