Archive for June, 2008

People Reading

28Jun08

New York attorney and bibliophile Donald Oresman and his wife, Patricia, began in 1974 to focus their art collection upon images of people reading. That year, they saw Jim Dine’s portrait of his wife, Nancy, reading and bought it. A few weeks later they came across Larry Rivers’ portrait of the poet Frank O’Hara reading. […]


Accidents

23Jun08

The Book of Accidents: Designed for Young Children. New Haven : S. Babcock, Sidney’s press, 1831. via Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities


The Triumph of Bullshit One of the diseases of this age is the multiplicity of books; they doth so overcharge the world that it is not able to digest the abundance of idle matter that is every day hatched and brought forth into the world. – Barnaby Rich, 1613