“…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes. “
I LOVE THESE!!
Snapshots of Virginia Woolf and T. S. Eliot taken by Lady Ottoline Morrell at her home, Garsington.
Over the weekend, we opened “Useful Hours: Needlework and Painted Textiles from Southern California Collections” in the Chandler Wing of the Scott Galleries. Here’s a sampling of samplers and such that you can find on view through Sept. 2.
Elizabeth Neil Andrews (1804–1846), Sampler, 1813. Silk on linsey-woolsey, 14 ¾ × 10 ¾ in. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, promised gift of Thomas H. Oxford and Victor Gail.
Elizabeth R. Allen (1792–1816), Memorial to Captain John Allen, 1811. Silk and watercolor on paper, 13 × 14 ½ in. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, promised gift of Thomas H. Oxford and Victor Gail.
Lydia Stockton (1791–1862), Sampler, 1804. Silk and painted paper on linen, 16 ½ ×16 ½ in. Collection of Katharine Pease, Los Angeles.
Ann Gibson (1792–n.d.), Sampler, 1806. Silk and flax on linen. 8 5/16 × 8 5/16 in. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Gift of Mary Jaene and Jim Edmonds. AC1992.182.11. Photo credit: Museum Associates/LACMA. Licensed by Art Resource, NY.
Elizabeth Fellows (n.d.), Pocketbook, 1776. Wool on linen, cotton, 4 ½ × 8 ⅝ in. Collection of Jonathan and Karin Fielding, Los Angeles.
‘tsundoku’ - the Japanese word for buying books & not reading them, leaving them to pile up.
Manuscript of “Dulce Et Decorum Est” by Wilfred Owen. Rough draft with suggested revisions by Siegfried Sassoon.
Chris Cobb, an artist based in San Francisco, has created an amazing installation in bookshop called Adobe Books- he catalogued every single one of the 20,000 books by color. The project is titled There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World. They were arranged by hand over a 10 hour period, and he enlisted the help of 16 volunteers. Such beautiful results, they transformed the bookshop overnight.
“I don’t remember the author or title, but I know it was blue…”
Know were you stand: Modern Day Locations blended with Major Historical Events by Seth Taras
1. The Hindenberg Disaster of May 6, 1937
2. Allied soldiers rushing the beach at Normandy in June 1944
3. The Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989
4. Adolf Hitler touring Paris and standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in 1940
I CAN’T FIND A BOOK A PATRON WANTS THEN FIND IT AFTER THEY LEAVE
Submitted by Kim
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April 8, 2013: Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah)
Today, Americans commemorate the Holocaust and remember its victims.
Yom Hashoah is Israel’s official day to honor the Jewish Holocaust victims. In 1979, Congress established an annual eight-day remembrance period that begins on the Sunday before Yom Hashoah and ends the following Sunday.
This past weekend, Defiant Requiem, a film about Jewish prisoners at Terezin concentration camp, aired on PBS. In the spring of 1944, a handpicked group of Nazi officers were treated to an unusual performance by inmates in a concentration camp.
What appeared to be a soaring rendition of a choral masterpiece was intended as a subversive condemnation of the Nazis and a desperate message to the outside world. In the face of horrific living conditions, slave labor and the constant threat of deportation to Auschwitz, the Jewish inmates of Terezin concentration camp — artists, musicians, poets and writers — fought back with art and music.
Learn more about the prisoners at the Terezin concentration camp.
Image: Graves of prisoners in Terezin during the World War II