lunedì 14 maggio 2018

"I love my solitude. I don’t mean to shut myself off from society, but I can’t stand strangers."

“I love my solitude. I don’t mean to shut myself off from society, but I can’t stand strangers.”

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Fyodor Dostoevsky, from a letter to Maria Issayev written c. June 1855 (via violentwavesofemotion)



domenica 13 maggio 2018

Famous Oxford bookshop to close after 40 years

Famous Oxford bookshop to close after 40 years

un-belmorir: “Bisogna aver cura del proprio disprezzo e non distribuirlo alla leggera.” — Emil...

un-belmorir:

“Bisogna aver cura del proprio disprezzo e non distribuirlo alla leggera.”

— Emil Cioran



archatlas: The Spectacular Wonders of Europe’s...





















archatlas:

The Spectacular Wonders of Europe’s Libraries 

Veteran photographer Robert Dawson earned his bona fides in the 1980s and ’90s shooting spectacular images of the American West, often intended to highlight environmental threats such as drought and overdevelopment. Around the turn of the millennium, though, Dawson refocused on a seemingly unrelated subject: libraries. After exhaustively documenting American libraries, Dawson decided to expand the project worldwide, starting with Europe. He’s spent the past few years criss-crossing the continent from Paris to Moscow, shooting a staggering array of libraries from the ancient to the contemporary, the mundane to the spectacular. 



pinaojazz: In questa vita imperfetta abbiamo bisogno anche di una certa quantità di cose inutili....

pinaojazz:

In questa vita imperfetta abbiamo bisogno anche di una certa quantità di cose inutili. Se tutte le cose inutili sparissero, sarebbe la fine anche di questa nostra imperfetta esistenza.

Murakami Haruki, La ragazza dello sputnik