, 257 pp. Illustrated by Wilhelm von Raulbach with engraved frontispiece, added engraved title and 36 plates. (Folio)35.5x28 cm. (14x11”), original full red publishers morocco pictorially stamped in gilt and blind, spine gilt, all edges gilt.
Fine steel-engraved plates of anthropomorphic animals by Raulbach illustrating Goethe’s version of the famous allegory which first appeared in the 13th century and is known in English literature as “Reynard the Fox.”
Human Feelings as Drugs
I’ve realized I had been witnessing for a long time a lack of feelings, those feeling that are at the base of human interaction, cooperation and well-being generally.
Although good human interactions and feelings always find a way to be expressed, the hectic lifestyle we are immersed in makes things more difficult, and the high stress levels sometimes lead people to find recovery using medications, pain-relief drugs and so on…
The high street market offers a complete range of drugs that should help people recovering from a huge variety of illnesses and their symptoms… but what if those symptoms were only a lack of satisfaction on a spiritual level?
I have created a series of alternative medicines, vials that contain concentrated amounts of human feelings and ways of interaction such as Love, Empathy, Peace…
I wish they could really work!…but my aim is to show them as a reminder of what sometimes are the only necessary things to live a better and brighter life.
The other night I had a dream that old bear mom was showing little bear tomorrow and saying goodbye.—Sandra Dieckmann
We Were Humans-by `AquaSixio
The Book of Romance, Andrew Lang
The photographs are of a first edition of The Book of Romance by the Scottish scholar Andrew Lang, who, amongst many other things, was an avid collector of folk tales and fairy stories and and is most well-known for his series of coloured fairy books. This book is a collection of stories based mainly upon Arthurian legends, including The Sword Excalibur, The Quest for the Holy Grail and Lancelot and Guenevere. The illustrator, Henry J Ford, was also responsible for illustrating Lang’s Fairy books and Arabian Nights. From the gold embossed front cover to the decorative end papers, it’s impossible not to fall in love with this Book of Romance.