"I think of architecture as a piece of clothing to wrap around human beings."
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
"Art to me is a humanitarian act and I believe that there is a responsibility that art should somehow be able to effect mankind, to make the word a better place."
And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.
You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.
Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
I love contemporary art, although I wouldn't want a pickled shark in my house.
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.
There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.
Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.
If everybody could be a successful designer by following simple recipes, we'd be out of work tomorrow. But that extra ingredient, a concept, an idea, cannot be formulated as readily as this. The waves of new fads may come and go, but graphic design will always be about problem solving first, and style making afterward.
Bad Brain, Aaron Curry's eagerly awaited retrospective catalog from his 2014 exhibition at CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, features 80 artworks spanning a decade, between 2003 and 2014. - ArtbookSEE MORE
“I have never doubted that ‘action painting’ is my expression, never stopped it. I will single-mindedly continue to paint my painting with a sincere desire that the pleasure of making a painting will be communicated to those who see it.”- Kazuo ShiragaSEE MORE
50 years have passed since an up-and-coming Pop provocateur named Andy Warhol sparked a minor scandal at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.SEE MORE
LEAF - is a single sheet of paper or half of a folded sheet of paper.
DISBINDING - means to release the textblock from its cover by easing the tipped-on endsheets away from the textblock and by slitting the super with a sharp knife or scalpel.
BOOK CLOTH - is specially prepared cloth material used as a covering material for book covers. A thin, woven cloth (like muslin) that has been dyed, filled, impregnated or coated with some compound, and subjected to heat and pressure. Book cloth falls into three main categories: starch-filled (where the spaces in the cloth weave are filled with starch, sometimes called sized book cloth), acrylic-, pyrozylin-, or vinyl-impregnated (where these compounds fill the spaces in the cloth weave, as with starch-filled, and plastic coated. Book cloth is lighter weight than buckram and is available in a range of grades and colors.
CASING - is the process of applying adhesive to the outermost endpapers of a text block and fitting the text block into its case.
GUTTER - of a volume is the channel and combined marginal space formed by the two inner or back margins of facing pages of a volume.
WHIP STITCHING - In preparation for whipstitching, holes are usually punched along the binding edge of a text block. Sewing thread passes into the top and out the bottom of each hole in succession to attach the leaves. Library binders whip stitch new endpapers to oversewn and side sewn text blocks in preparation for recasing.
TIP ON - is the attachment of endsheets (along the folded edge) to the front and back of the textblock at the shoulder by means of a narrow strip of adhesive along the folded edge.
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