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The provenance of the Baines Collection

This afternoon I was tidying in the Special Collections when I came across a letter relevant to the provenance of the Baines Collection.  I thought I would share with you some of this information in terms of piecing together the existing information with the content of the letter and give you some idea of what is contained in this fascinating collection.    751 altre parole

Library And Archives

Jean Jacques Rousseau

“If we assume man has been corrupted by an artificial civilization, what is the natural state? The state of nature from which he has been removed.

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Telling the Truth about Class (Tamás)

by G.M. Tamas

One of the central questions of social theory has been the relationship between class and knowledge, and this has also been a crucial question in the history of socialism. 18.001 altre parole


Outsider Art

Henri Rousseau was ridiculed in his lifetime and some called him Le Douanier, a gentle jab at his profession as a toll collector (douanier is French for ‘toll collector’).  69 altre parole

Art Movements

A flawed archive

I put some pictures of part of my collection of found playing cards up on Instagram, a couple of weeks ago. The layout and pictures were inspired by Graeme Miller’s installation of found cards in Cornelia Parker’s exhibition… 1.088 altre parole


Pleasure without happiness

Much has changed since 1775, yet much remains the same.   Though this, too, is what it means to be human. . .

“In the midst of so much philosophy, humanity, and civilization, and of such sublime codes of morality, we have nothing to show for ourselves but a frivolous and deceitful appearance, honor without virtue, reason without wisdom, and pleasure without happiness.”  –Rousseau, written in 1775 in… 15 altre parole


The Little Library

Talking about books today or more specifically, re-painting the tiny library where I store books.

The ascendancy of the mobile phone as a camera has been a godsend for people like me who are not photographers.   1.523 altre parole