Visual Artist. Photographer. Filmmaker. Optimist of Modernism.

Est. 1991 Newtown born & Baltimore Raised.
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bobbycaputo:

Here’s Why We Need to Protect Public Libraries

We live in a “diverse and often fractious country,” writes Robert Dawson, but there are some things that unite us—among them, our love of libraries. “A locally governed and tax-supported system that dispenses knowledge and information for everyone throughout the country at no cost to its patrons is an astonishing thing,” the photographer writes in the introduction to his book, The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. “It is a shared commons of our ambitions, our dreams, our memories, our culture, and ourselves.”

But what do these places look like? Over the course of 18 years, Dawson found out. Inspired by “the long history of photographic survey projects,” he traveled thousands of miles and photographed hundreds of public libraries in nearly all 50 states. Looking at the photos, the conclusion is unavoidable: American libraries are as diverse as Americans. They’re large and small, old and new, urban and rural, and in poor and wealthy communities. Architecturally, they represent a range of styles, from the grand main branch of the New York Public Library to the humble trailer that serves as a library in Death Valley National Park, the hottest place on Earth. “Because they’re all locally funded, libraries reflect the communities they’re in,” Dawson said in an interview. “The diversity reflects who we are as a people.”

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Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide.

Donald Winnicott   (via thatkindofwoman)

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uispeccoll:

Featuring a series of items we had pulled out for a visit from our local steampunk group, The Brass Gears Society.

The Magic Lantern Manual / by W. J. Chadwick ; with one hundred practical illustrations.  London : Frederick Warne and Co., [1878?]

TR730 .C43 

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scavengedluxury:

Berlin Mitte, June 2013.

scavengedluxury:

Berlin Mitte, June 2013.

Fujifilm X-E1 f/6.4 1/550th 74mm
are-you-loathsome-tonight:

subtilitas:

Heading to Atlanta for the weekend; posts will resume Monday or Tuesday.
Above, the final building completed in Marcel Breuer’s career; Atlanta’s Fulton Library, still threatened by demolition.

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are-you-loathsome-tonight:

subtilitas:

Heading to Atlanta for the weekend; posts will resume Monday or Tuesday.

Above, the final building completed in Marcel Breuer’s career; Atlanta’s Fulton Library, still threatened by demolition.

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larameeee:

George Nelson Daybed
Trellick Tower. Andy Aderinto

Trellick Tower. Andy Aderinto

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bitterglitterqueer:

Keith Haring - 1981

bitterglitterqueer:

Keith Haring - 1981

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