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amnhnyc:

Johann Friederich Wilhelm Herbst (1743-1807), a German churchman, naturalist, and superb artist, drew this illustration of the crab Cancer reticulatus for his book series Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse… (Attempt at a natural history of crabs and crayfish…). In this three-volume work, Herbst illustrated and described crabs and crayfish. Thanks to their meticulous detail and coloring, the beautiful images endure as a useful scientific resource. 
See this and other illustrations from the Museum’s Rare Book Collection in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.
Jul 28, 2014 / 408 notes

amnhnyc:

Johann Friederich Wilhelm Herbst (1743-1807), a German churchman, naturalist, and superb artist, drew this illustration of the crab Cancer reticulatus for his book series Versuch einer Naturgeschichte der Krabben und Krebse… (Attempt at a natural history of crabs and crayfish…). In this three-volume work, Herbst illustrated and described crabs and crayfish. Thanks to their meticulous detail and coloring, the beautiful images endure as a useful scientific resource. 

See this and other illustrations from the Museum’s Rare Book Collection in Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library.

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likeafieldmouse:

Adrian Ghenie - Untitled (2010)
Jul 28, 2014 / 1,098 notes

likeafieldmouse:

Adrian Ghenie - Untitled (2010)

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hadewych-1360:

A drawing of papaver poppies, 1542.
Jul 27, 2014 / 100 notes

hadewych-1360:

A drawing of papaver poppies, 1542.

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heaveninawildflower:

'I forget how Summer glowed and shone while Autumn grips me with its fingers wan.' Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (Dost Thou Not Care?).
Published 1910 by Blackie
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Jul 27, 2014 / 38 notes

heaveninawildflower:

'I forget how Summer glowed and shone while Autumn grips me with its fingers wan.' Illustration by Florence Harrison (1877–1955) for ‘Poems by Christina Rossetti’ (Dost Thou Not Care?).

Published 1910 by Blackie

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newhousebooks:

"Success through Röder Prints" by Hans Müller, Leipzig (Inserat fur C. G. Röder, Druckerei, Leipzig) from Hoffmann’s Schriftatlas, 1930
Jul 26, 2014 / 30 notes

newhousebooks:

"Success through Röder Prints" by Hans Müller, Leipzig (Inserat fur C. G. Röder, Druckerei, Leipzig) from Hoffmann’s Schriftatlas, 1930

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designstroy:

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Jul 26, 2014 / 37 notes
heaveninawildflower:

'Still life with Robin's Nest' (1863) by Fidelia Bridges (1834–1923).
http://pop.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=48885 via Wikimedia
Jul 25, 2014 / 38 notes

heaveninawildflower:

'Still life with Robin's Nest' (1863) by Fidelia Bridges (1834–1923).

http://pop.the-athenaeum.org/art/detail.php?ID=48885 via Wikimedia

shadesandshadows:

 The Woman in White, gouache on paper, a life-sized poster illustration by Frederick Walker for Wilkie Collins’s play from his novel.
  Walker, 1840-1875, was British and this is one of the first examples of a fine artist undertaking advertising. The play opened at the Olympic Theater in London in October 1871. A woodcut of the same image may be found on shadesandshadows.
Jul 25, 2014 / 35 notes

shadesandshadows:

 The Woman in White, gouache on paper, a life-sized poster illustration by Frederick Walker for Wilkie Collins’s play from his novel.

  Walker, 1840-1875, was British and this is one of the first examples of a fine artist undertaking advertising. The play opened at the Olympic Theater in London in October 1871. A woodcut of the same image may be found on shadesandshadows.

angrywhistler:

Jérôme Lagarrigue
Jul 24, 2014 / 570 notes

angrywhistler:

Jérôme Lagarrigue

heaveninawildflower:

Front cover of ‘Childs Rare Flowers, Vegetables and Fruits for 1894.’
 U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library archive.org
Jul 23, 2014 / 44 notes

heaveninawildflower:

Front cover of ‘Childs Rare Flowers, Vegetables and Fruits for 1894.’

 U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library
 archive.org

starwars:

ICYMI: J.J. Abrams unveiled a final surprise to support the last week of Star Wars: #ForceForChange.
Enter for your chance to win! http://bit.ly/XWingUnveiled

See Official Rules for details
Jul 23, 2014 / 1,155 notes

starwars:


ICYMI: J.J. Abrams unveiled a final surprise to support the last week of Star Wars: #ForceForChange.

Enter for your chance to win! http://bit.ly/XWingUnveiled

See Official Rules for details

wonderful-strange:

thebristolboard:
Original “Hanover Fiste” illustration by Bernie Wrightson from the Apparitions portfolio, published by Sal Q. Productions, 1978.
Jul 23, 2014 / 134 notes

wonderful-strange:

thebristolboard:

Original “Hanover Fiste” illustration by Bernie Wrightson from the Apparitions portfolio, published by Sal Q. Productions, 1978.

undr:

Hans Hammarskiöld
Battersea Bridge, London 1955/1980
Jul 22, 2014 / 371 notes

undr:

Hans Hammarskiöld

Battersea Bridge, London 1955/1980

Jul 22, 2014 / 1 note

A handwritten poem found inside a book on Ventriloquism. A monologue to be delivered by the dummy.

Beautiful handwriting … pretty good rhymes, too.

wonderful-strange:

French poster for The Planet of the Apes, 1968.
Jul 21, 2014 / 34 notes

wonderful-strange:

French poster for The Planet of the Apes, 1968.