recently was in Moscow. (note there are 4 pages) via Russian Calligraphy LJ.
manuscript of the 4 Gospels, Der Egbert Codex. Click on one of the images top left.
The site is from an exhibition last year but I can't get the video to work.
Missal' at the Old Church Slavonic Institute website in Zagreb, Croatia
(in english). The original is held in Turkey. More info here and here.
[Something of a political satire on the royal/religious/elite sections
of french society immediately following the revolution being like a
hydra monster - each head must be destroyed, as it were.]
If you read french or trouble to use an online translator, there is a wealth of
information in here. Click on the '+' zoom icon for a large, screen-sized version.
For each image (photo, painting, print, sketch &c) there is a description of its
place in history and an analysis and interpretation of the work (although these textual accompaniments are apparently not working at the present moment - I did see and read them
for numerous images on a number of occasions over the last week)
-- by among others, Georges Barbier -- all over the place online [for eg.]
but as far as I can tell, this is the only set in the original magazine layout).
'Le Petit Courrier des Dames'. via the Annexe of The Armchair Aquarium.
via Monkeyfilter/Ramage/Boynton -- yes, I had to see it in 3 places
before I discovered the wealth of British 60s and 70s visual eclectica available.
of the Life of Man' by Francis Quarles from a selection of images at Ebay.
The whole original work from 1635 is online among the English Emblem
Book Project, but their images are quite small.
Speaking of Emblem books, a recent post on Metafilter
points us to all the major online Emblemata repositories.
Both of the above images come from the multilingual Global Performing Arts
database at Cornell University. There are some 4,500 photographs, designs, videos,
programs and ephemera available - a great browse. via Resourceshelf.
Continuing the custom of invitation at a centenary post, if anyone knows of any websites featuring images of BibliOdyssey-esque material, particularly with respect to the not-America and not- Western Europe sections of the world, please email me with details. I am, however, also happy to hear about unchartered sections of the European and American biblioimagery world too. No need to be shy. All information, tips, nudges and winks are accepted. And just on that point, when people are gracious enough to comment or email me with postive feedback and I don't specifically reply, it's not because I wasn't looking. It's because I'm an
Finally, I was reminded by Jessamyn that next week is Banned Books Week. And although it is only tangentially related, I've been saving this link to the Reversing Vandalism web exhibition at the San Francisco Public Library. Very cool.