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The Future, as imagined in the past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, who have several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.  Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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Vines and Whorls from the Anglo-Saxons

Last month I wrote a bit about my obsession with curving vines and acanthus leaves.  Someone at the British Museum must have heard my cry, and just posted this about how to decode (and thereby reuse!) the complicated knots and … Continue reading

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Making it Up

Here at FIT, we have many resources that offer possibilities to inspire you.  As I reshelved materials one morning, I came across a title from the 1950s that I’d never looked at before.  It offers patterns and measurements for laying … Continue reading

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The Melancholy Beauty of the Past

A few months ago, Dumbarton Oaks announced the new online exhibit of the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection, available via their website.   This will provide scholars access to documentary images from archaeological digs from 1935-1945.  This is not especially exciting.  … Continue reading

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