Friday, June 19, 2015

The bliss of inky blue

Some days I need indigo blue. That blue verging on purple of old story books and book covers. It's somewhere between cornflower and ink, between twilight and cobalt deep sky. Sometimes it's only a small part of an image, other times it's the entirety.

In homage to that blue.

Life and Her Children, Glimpses of Animal Life, readable online

Most of the following books are readable online, Mellincourt and Flora Symbolica for example. All of the books are quite extraordinary and worth a look.

Vintage Easter card
“Chair, Wing, Turned Front Legs”
George Loughridge
Watercolor, graphite, and colored pencil on paper, 1936

William MorrisKennet, 1883

Olaf Hajek

Muroto Peninsula by Hasui Kawase, 1883-1957

Dellarobia Florentine Print Paper ~ Rossi 

Know Thyself, by N. D. Sickels, readable online

Swiss Family Robinson by J.D. Wyss, readable online, listenable online

Hester Margetson

Asako Eguchi

Matterhorn, Day by Yoshida Hiroshi, 1876-1950

Kibber, Spiti, India. Photo credit: Way Back Home  Elevation: 13,600 ft | The view from Norling Guesthouse are the lights of Chicham Village, now that these parts finally have electricity!

Rick Gold

Grimm's Fairy tales, readable online

Shichirigahama, Soshu 1930 by Hasui Kawase

The Essential Kafir readable online

Beautiful Antique Books, to buy on eBay

Silver Wings and Golden Scales. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1877(?). 

Beauty in Common Things. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1874.

The Light Beyond by Maurice Maeterlinck, New York: Dodd Mead and Company 1917 cover design by Decorative Designers. Readable online.
Asako Eguchi

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