“Scattered through the ordinary world there are books and artifacts and perhaps people who are like doorways into impossible realms, of impossible and contradictory truth.”
– Jorge Luis Borges.
le d’Aix – France
From the Beauty in Vogue
photographed by Greg Lotus
Lithographies Originales (1896). Georges de Feure (French, 1868-1943).
Here, represented is a supremely elegant woman of fascinating beauty who is deeply engrossed in her admiration for the cover of the album of lithographs being advertised. The text of Album No. 1 appears on the back of the sheet being held by the woman. The exquisite Art Nouveau image is also self-referential as his signature appears in the lithographic stone at the woman’s elbow.
Unremarkable Letters / 2012 by Alice Leach
I dream of you.
“I am sitting on my bed. A storm is coming, appropriately. A storm is always appropriate.”
– Franz Kafka, from a diary entry written c. December 1919, featured in Diaries, 1910-1923