fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'La caution / The Deposit' by Anatole France; decorative lettering and illustrations by Léon Lebègue. Published 1912 by F. Ferroud, Paris.

See the complete book here.

versailleslife:

Spring (Apple Blossoms) by John Everett Millais. Liverpool, Lady Lever Art Gallery.

versailleslife:

Spring (Apple Blossoms) by John Everett Millais.
Liverpool, Lady Lever Art Gallery.

(Source: arboreas, via aesthete)

russian-style:

Alexander Benois - Costume design for “Le Pavillon d’Armide” - the revolutionary ballet by Michael Fokine and Nikolay Tcherepnin, 1907
Principal dancers were Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova. This ballet heralded a new era of Balletes Russes.

russian-style:

Alexander Benois - Costume design for “Le Pavillon d’Armide” - the revolutionary ballet by Michael Fokine and Nikolay Tcherepnin, 1907

Principal dancers were Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova. This ballet heralded a new era of Balletes Russes.

"

A silver Lucifer
serves
cocaine in cornucopia

To some somnambulists
of adolescent thighs
draped
in satirical draperies

Peris in livery
prepare
Lethe
for posthumous parvenues

Delirious Avenues
lit
with the chandelier souls
of infusoria
from Pharoah’s tombstones

lead
to mercurial doomsdays
Odious oasis
in furrowed phosphorous

the eye-white sky-light
white-light district
of lunar lusts

Stellectric signs
“Wing shows on Starway”
“Zodiac carrousel”

Cyclones
of ecstatic dust
and ashes whirl
crusaders
from hallucinatory citadels
of shattered glass
into evacuate craters

A flock of dreams
browse on Necropolis

From the shores
of oval oceans
in the oxidized Orient

Onyx-eyed Odalisques
and ornithologists
observe
the flight
of Eros obsolete

And “Immortality”
mildews …
in the museums of the moon

“Nocturnal cyclops”
“Crystal concubine”

Pocked with personification
the fossil virgin of the skies
waxes and wanes

"

Mina Loy, “Lunar Baedeker.”  (via mirroir)

(Source: literarymiscellany, via lupevision)

Tags: Mina Loy

hismarmorealcalm:

Vincenzo Vela (1820 - 1891) Italia Riconoscente Francia  1862

hismarmorealcalm:

Vincenzo Vela (1820 - 1891) Italia Riconoscente Francia  1862

"No one knows what Princess Morgane saw in the mirror of blood. But along the route back, her muleteers were found murdered, one by one, night after night, their grey faces turned to the heavens, after they had joined her in the palanquin. And this princess came to be known as Morgane The Red, and her reputation as a prostitute and a terrifying throat-slitter of men preceded her."

— Marcel Schwob, “The Numb”, The Book Of Monelle (via todf)

your-daily-baby-sloth:

FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE THEM ANYMORE ALSDKFJSA;LDKFJADS;LKFJAD;LSFKJAS;LFKJSAD;LKJG;DLKSGJ

(Source: iflscience.com)

Tags: sloths

thestanfordgallery:

Austin Osman Spare

thestanfordgallery:

Austin Osman Spare

(via todf)

"Spare had taken some knocks, but his life certainly had its moments. There were the hundreds of women he’d had, and the Sabbaths he’d attended. He once saw a satyr in Fleet Street, and chased it through the crowds until he lost sight of it. He’d been the only survivor of a torpedoed troopship, spent the night on top a pile of corpses in No Man’s Land, and he never forgot the sight of an albatross following his ship through the mist in the North Sea. He had studied hieroglyphics first hand in Egypt, painted Hitler from life, had the friendship and encouragement of Walter Pater, sampled thirty kinds of ice cream during a heat wave in Italy, and marveled at the freshness of a picture of fruit seen on a frieze in Pompeii. He was such an expert on all aspects of human sexuality that he had been called as an expert witness at the obscenity trial of Radclyffe Hall’s lesbian novel The Well Of Loneliness, and of course had that letter from Freud praising his work, and deferring to his greater genius."

— Phil Baker, Austin Osman Spare: The Occult Life of London’s Legendary Artist (via todf)

Patterns by William Morris, part III.

(Source: marieantoinete, via beautifulcentury)

booksnbuildings:

Irsee Abbey, Bavaria

The pulpit, in the shape of a Baroque ship’s prow

(photos by gerfaut.d)

(via hismarmorealcalm)

Tags: Irsee Abbey

tenebrouskate:

"Vain, brutal, extravagant"

tenebrouskate:

"Vain, brutal, extravagant"

(Source: boomerstarkiller67)

Whaaaat, why didn’t I hear about this? How did this work out? It was just fortuitously preserved in some box? Did old Uncle Ken have to get Page’s permission? And, most importantly, why aren’t I in LA?

smithsonianlibraries:

We may not have a wide collection of books on poetry, but sometimes poetry finds its way into other areas of our collections. Such is the case with The Art of the Book, a Review of Some Recent European and American Work in Typography, Page Decoration & Binding in our Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library. The focus may be on the binding and typography, but the content can be just as delightful. Here is a page designed by Charles Braithwaite for Cuala Press, the private press set up by William Butler Yeats’s sister, Elizabeth.
The Lover Tells of the Rose in His Heart
All things uncomely and broken, all things worn out and old,The cry of a child by the roadway, the creak of a lumbering cart,The heavy steps of the ploughman, splashing the wintry mould,Are wronging your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.The wrong of unshapely things is a wrong too great to be told;I hunger to build them anew and sit on a green knoll apart,With the earth and the sky and the water, re-made, like a casket of goldFor my dreams of your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.
—William Butler Yeats

smithsonianlibraries:

We may not have a wide collection of books on poetry, but sometimes poetry finds its way into other areas of our collections. Such is the case with The Art of the Book, a Review of Some Recent European and American Work in Typography, Page Decoration & Binding in our Cooper-Hewitt National Design Library. The focus may be on the binding and typography, but the content can be just as delightful. Here is a page designed by Charles Braithwaite for Cuala Press, the private press set up by William Butler Yeats’s sister, Elizabeth.

The Lover Tells of the Rose in His Heart

All things uncomely and broken, all things worn out and old,
The cry of a child by the roadway, the creak of a lumbering cart,
The heavy steps of the ploughman, splashing the wintry mould,
Are wronging your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.
The wrong of unshapely things is a wrong too great to be told;
I hunger to build them anew and sit on a green knoll apart,
With the earth and the sky and the water, re-made, like a casket of gold
For my dreams of your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.

—William Butler Yeats

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Nausikaa' by Homer, translated by Leconte de Lisle, illustrated by Gaston de Latenay. Published by 1899 by L’édition d’art, Paris.

Description: Nausicaa is a character in Homer’s Odyssey. She is the daughter of King Alcinous  and Queen Arete of Phaeacia. Odysseus is shipwrecked on the coast of an island of their kingdom and with Nausicaa’s and her mother’s help he wins the approval of king Alcinous who provides Odysseus with the ships that finally bring him home to Ithaca.

See the complete book here.