Friday, May 19, 2006

Bits and Pieces

Josep Triadó 1916; 1906

Mathilde Ade 1906
Exposició virtual d'Ex-Libris de la Biblioteca Nacional de Catalunya
[Catalonian Ex Libris exhibition, mostly from early 20th cent.
-- flash site -- click 'visita rápida' in the pop-up screen
and then 'següent' to move through the artists]

"Skirt Protector." Patent no. 34162, filed by Annie Dixon, 1890.
Collections Canada last week posted a new website:
Made in Canada. Patents of Invention and the Story of Canadian Innovation -
"The exhibition portion of the website features Canadian patents from 1869
to 1894, grouped under the following themes: Agriculture; Canada and War;
Communication; Gadgets and Things for Everyday Life; Industry; Medicine;
Science and Technology; and Transportation. The database, alternately,
offers a searchable collection of fully scanned patents from the first 25 years
of the Patent Office, 1869 to 1894." [via]

Manière Universelle de Desargues Pour Praticquer la Perspective par Petit
Pied, Comme le Géométral (these images are from Volume I {Volume II})
by French mathematician Girard Desargues 1643-1647.
He is regarded as the founder of projective or perspective geometry.

Click the images for larger versions.

1 comment :

The Lone Beader® said...

I just happened to stumble upon your blog, and I'm so glad I did. THanks for sharing all these wonderful illustrations....

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