Anyone who loves and appreciates books know that there are those rare volumes which blur the line between literature and art, often with delightful results. Presses such as the Kelmscott, the Easton, the Folio Society and the Franklin Library have gained renown for their beautifully bound and richly illustrated books, and yet none has so successfully melded art and literature as the Limited Editions Club – a publishing house created for this very purpose. Founded in 1929 by G
Not only are people turning to art during these uncertain times, but they are becoming art. As was mentioned in one of our previous blogs, social media has become one of the main modes of keeping in touch with our friends, loved ones, and even our favorite art museums. We have increasingly begun to rely on digital methods of communication to reach and connect with each other in the time of social distancing. On March 14, 2020, a new social media challenge was born to fight th
“Hell, they’ve got to eat, too.” -Harry Hopkins, US Secretary of Commerce 1938-1940 With the passage of time it is easy to forget just how dramatically the Great Depression shifted the dynamics of American society. With millions suddenly finding themselves unemployed, with the country devastated by the Dust Bowl famines of the mid-to-late 1930s, the United States found itself at a great moral and social crossroads. Does the government fight an ever-losing battle to uphold the
Art is the only way to run…without leaving home. -Twyla Tharp In times of uncertainty, human beings look to art. Whether it’s a favorite album, a new television show or a well-loved book, throughout history art has acted as the skeleton key of human interaction, a way for us to reach out to one another. It is how we comfort ourselves and one another, how we escape from the reality of our lives, how we find the strength to carry on. Without art, the human animal would be unrec
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