Thursday, February 22, 2007

misteraitch—Giornale Nuovo

misteraitch's (User #16151) excellent book and art blog is always worth a visit. Updated a few times a month, misteraitch's tastes run to engravers and book artists of the Renaissance, or those from more recent times whose works catch an echo of the esoteric in man. One of his most fascinating posts is about how he acquired his copy of the Codex Seraphinianus, and the comments where readers tell their own tales are great as well.

His ongoing series of posts on figurative alphabets is fabulous, as is his highlighting of modern masters like Max Ernst and, especially, Bruno Schulz, who is too little known as an artist.

More of the entries used to be a bit more personal, like this journey through his basement, but misteraitch seems to mostly stick to other's work now.

Do not miss his list of links (crammed together like the marginalia it is) on the left hand side of the page.

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