Tuesday, July 8, 2014

i spy: striped flappers, dapper artists and an anxious puppy

Striped flappers, deco dancers, geometric book covers, dapper artists, an anxious puppy, and an English library in which I would like to live.  These are some of the images that caught my eye last month.  To see more, check out my Tumblr and Pinterest.

(clockwise, starting at upper left:)
*cover of Paul Klee's Handzeichnungen, published by Insel-Bücherei / Front Free Endpaper
*illustration by Eduardo García Benito from La dernière lettre Persane (ca. 1920) / Doctor Ojiplático
*maquette of Alvin Lustig’s rejected cover art for Dylan Thomas’ Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog (ca. 1953) / Cooper-Hewitt
*dance performance in the Himmelssaal (Sky Hall) of Haus Atlantis, an art deco house in the historic Böttcherstraße of Bremen, Germany (photo ca. 1932) / Böttcherstraße
*poster by the Stenberg Brothers for the German Film Six Girls Seeking Shelter (ca. 1927) / Mubi

*Max Ernst at the home of Peggy Guggenheim, New York, 1942, photo by Hermann Landshoff / Münchner Stadtmuseum
*dapper Scottish designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh (ca. 1900).  Sadly, his Glasgow School of Art building was recently badly damaged by fire; funds are being raised to repair the damage. / Wikipedia
*The library at Lyme Park in Disley, Cheshire, England, as illustrated in The Ladies' Field, 1901. / National Trust
*anxious puppy / The Libby Hall Collection
*a wonderful photo from the Spitzer family papers at Brandeis University (photo ca. 1920s?). / Brandeis Special Collections


1 comment:

  1. Gosh, how old is that bunny ears in the photo trick? I thought my brothers invented it in the 60s! Love that puppy.


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