Chantal Akerman describes the effect of seeing Jean-Luc Godard’s PIERROT LE FOU for the first time in this 2009 interview for the Criterion Collection.
Out now on DVD: http://www.criterion.com/films/302-je…
– She describes perfectly the feeling of watching the film for the first time.
– I had precisely the same experience at the same age the first time i watched ‘pierrot le fou.’ it was the first film to make me see cinema as a form of art and not simply a medium of entertainment.
– Heh. I felt the same watching Jeanne Dielman! And, of course, also felt that way after watching Pierrot le fou.
How do you digitize a 17th-century book that’s always been considered too fragile to open? Very, very carefully.
Source: Library Digitizes 17th-Century Chinese Art Book – Laserfiche
Cuando en la primavera de 2011 Luis Enrique Pérez Oramas pasó por Buenos Aires tenía entre manos el diseño de la Trigésima Bienal de San Pablo, empresa que concretó al año siguiente en lo que fue una de las ediciones más elaboradas de las últimas décadas…
El espejismo de las pantallas
Norway’s new bank notes
The central bank of Norway has decided on the design of its next bank notes after a competition, based on the theme of “The Sea.” And—unsurprisingly, given Scandinavia’s reputation for beautiful design—they are pretty special.
This map was sold as a folded-in illustration in an 1896 Cycler’s Guide and Road Book of California, which also included seven smaller sectional maps, a list of hoteliers prepared to offer cyclists’ rates, and a directory of “agents and repairers” who might furnish up-to-date information on road conditions.
Alain de Botton’s ‘Art as Therapy’ Will Change How You View ArtAlain de Botton’s ‘Art as Therapy. When a bestselling philosopher tells you that art is the most important thing in culture today, you’d best listen up. But which philosopher would ever make such a bold statement? Alain de Botton. I’ve been a fan of his writing for years now, but his most recent project is quickly becoming a favorite. Art As Therapy asks (and answers) the question “why art?”
The One Cubic Foot project bespeaks the incredible richness of our planet — and the regrettable gray deadness of our man-made concrete jungles. National Geographic