Leaf from Qur’an, 3rd century AH/AD 9th century (Abbasid period (750-1258)), ink and pigments on parchment.
This folio from Walters manuscript W.553 contains verses from the Surat al-a’raf, penned in an Early Abbasid script (Kufic) on parchment.
Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Museum of Art, USA.
Meshes of the afternoon
Directed by Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid - 1943 - USA
(short film - 15 min)
Dreams That Money Can Buy (Hans Richter, 1947)
John Singer Sargent, Two Octopi 1885
“How can we tend to everything we plant and cultivate without it all disappearing into ‘doing’?”
"For the word is not a material thing but rather the eternally mobile, eternally fickle medium of dialogic interaction. It never gravitates toward a single consciousness or a single voice. The life of the word is contained in its transfer from one mouth to another, from one context to another context, from one social collective to another, from one generation to another generation. In this process the word does not forget its own path and cannot completely free itself from the power of these concrete contexts into which it has entered."
— Bakhtin, Problems of Dostoyevsky’s Poetics (via broletariat)
“Ranch houses are a feeling as much as they are an architecture.” - Linda Dishman of the LA Conservancy
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, 1943) (via evashiddenhalf)
(Source: lepasau-dela, via unbearablevision)