Bruno Munari - Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture
“Speak Italian was first published in 1958 by artist, photographer and sculptor Bruno Munari. The photographs capture something from a time long since past, but the gestures themselves are still as current as can be. The book (a bilingual edition) was reissued a number of years ago by Chronicle Books.”
Ulrika Kestere “The Girl With the 7 Horses”
"I learned to read on [Sherlock Holmes], and that book changed my life. I never knew you could live in your head this way, and the idea of this guy who, through his intelligence and his powers of observation, could make sense of the world. That was like a fantasy of consolation. I was like, Damn, I wish I could make sense of my world just by paying attention."
Learn how to think like Sherlock Holmes and master the art of paying attention.
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Animals are classified as follows:
1. those that belong to the Emperor,
2. embalmed ones,
3. those that are trained,
4. suckling pigs,
6. fabulous ones,
7. stray dogs,
8. those included in the present classification,
9. those that tremble as if they were mad,
10. innumerable ones,
11. those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush,
13. those that have just broken a flower vase,
14. those that from a long way off look like flies."
- Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge – Jorge Luis Borges’s fictional taxonomy of animals from his 1942 short story The Analytical Language of John Wilkins. Complement with these visual taxonomies of mythic beasts and modern monsters. (via explore-blog)