Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books / Cosas que sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporáneoSubmitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 12:43.
Be sure to check out the new exhibition opening this Thursday, April 19, on the second floor of Green Library's Bing Wing.
From the exhibition website:
The Stanford University Libraries' Department of Special Collections presents an exhibition of contemporary calligraphic artists' books featuring poetry by Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca, drawings by Manuel Neri, calligraphy by Thomas Ingmire, and bindings by Daniel Kelm. Things that Dream: Contemporary Calligraphic Artists' Books / Cosas que sueñan: Libros de artistas caligráficos contemporáneos will open Thursday, April 19, in the Peterson Gallery and Munger Rotunda on the second floor of the Bing Wing of Green Library, Stanford University. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Submitted by email@example.com on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 07:54.
It was on this date in 1857 that Madame Bovary was published. A depiction of Emma Bovary's unsatisfying existence with her country doctor husband and of her longing for the kind of life and love she has read about in books, Gustave Flaubert's first novel became a bestseller upon its publication due to its notoriety. Flaubert had been put on trial by public prosecutors for the book's alleged obscenity. (He was acquitted.)
Flaubert is known for taking great pains to achieve "le mot juste"—the precise word or turn of phrase. Madame Bovary includes a line that "human speech is like a cracked tin kettle, on which we hammer out tunes to make bears dance when we long to move the stars."
Submitted by firstname.lastname@example.org on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 13:01.
April's a good month for some poetry
Submitted by email@example.com on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 07:32.
It was on this date in 1830 that photographer Eadweard Muybridge was born in Kingston upon Thames, England. Muybridge emigrated to the United States and in 1855 settled in San Francisco, where he worked first as a bookseller and then as a photographer. In 1872 former governor of California Leland Stanford commissioned Muybridge to settle with photography the question of whether all four of a trotting horse's hooves are off the ground at the same time.
You can read about the photos that resulted—and about the stormy relationship between Muybridge and Stanford—in this Stanford Magazine article.
Today's Google's Doodle celebrates Muybridge's photography, which laid the technological groundwork for motion pictures.
Take a look at SearchWorks for titles and photos by Eadweard Muybridge.