Libraries

500 Year Old Rare Book Recounts Journey to the East 100 Years Before Marco Polo

McMaster University Library “McMaster University Library,  has recently acquired the first Latin translation of The Travels of Benjamin Tudela, a travelogue originally written in Hebrew by Benjamin of Tudela, a Jewish merchant from Zaragoza in Andalus, now southern Spain.” 100 Years Before Marco Polo “The book recounts Benjamin’s 13-year journey which, from 1160 to 1173, took […]

Summer Reading – 100,000 Free Art History Texts Now Available Online from the Getty Research Portal

June 29, 2016. Summer Posts: By-weekly posts on Wednesdays for July and August , by Jack Dziamba Paradise ‘“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library,”’ Jorge Luis Borges famously wrote. Were he alive today, he might well regard the internet as becoming more paradisiacal all the time, at least in the sense […]

Download 336 Issues of the Avant-Garde Magazine The Storm (1910-1932), Featuring the Work of Kandinsky, Klee, Moholy-Nagy & More

June 8, 2016. New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba  Whither the Book? While e-book publishing remains in a static state and the sale and use of e-readers has declined, the  “Old New Media” of the internet has makes available, for free, an immense trove of both Literature and Art which we have […]

1.8 Million Works of Art, Free, Online, So What?

May 18, 2016. New Post Goes Up Each Wednesday, by Jack Dziamba Fine Art – On the Brink of a Paradigm Change The New Media via the internet has induced a paradigm change in the way we view and experience art.  As we wrote in the Purpose Page of this blog, “THE BOOK, both print […]

New York Public Library Public Domain Collections: Free to Share & Reuse

New Post Goes Up Every Wednesday by Jack Dziamba SPOTLIGHT ON THE PUBLIC DOMAIN “On January 6, 2016, The New York Public Library enhanced access to all public domain items in Digital Collections so that everyone has the freedom to enjoy and reuse these materials in almost limitless ways.” Three Screens, Three Live Links   […]