LIBRARY SHELF: Spectral Evidence – The Photography of Trauma

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Baer, Ulrich Spectral Evidence- The Photography of Trauma (2002) FIRST LINE: “This book is about photographs that force viewers to consider experiences that resist integration into larger contexts.” LAST LINE: “They open up a future that is not known and, because it is unknown, might … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Spectral Evidence – The Photography of Trauma

LIBRARY SHELF: Cryptozoology

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Bessire, Mark and Raechell Smith Cryptozoology: Out of Time Place Scale (2006) FIRST LINE: “Cryptozoology is the quest for unknown, rumored, or hidden animals.” LAST LINE: “Here, among the impossible and clawed, we find a new home for our aesthetes and visionaries.” ICI SHELF: Books … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Cryptozoology

Florentine Codex

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When the Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún set out to record the world of the Aztecs in 1540, he complained about “hidden meanings that are unrecognizable.” In Book X of his 12 volume Florentine Codex, written in native Nahua with sections translated to Spanish, he … Continue readingFlorentine CodexContinue readingFlorentine Codex