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Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century “painting book” from one of the finest contributors to the Golden Age of illustration: Walter Crane (1845 -1915). Although remembered chiefly as an influential …
Long before the current craze for adult colouring books came this 19th-century “painting book” from one of the finest contributors …
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“Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the bliss of leisure.”Much has been said about the difference between money …
“Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of …
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Despite being one of the world’s most attractive historical enigmas, the language of the 600-year-old manuscript still needs to be cracked. Hand-written in a mysterious and unrecognisable script, the Voynich Manuscript is a parchment …
Despite being one of the world’s most attractive historical enigmas, the language of the 600-year-old manuscript still needs to …
Could a bit of light reading every day add years to your life? A new study by Yale University found that reading books was positively correlated with increased lifespan — people who read books lived for …
Could a bit of light reading every day add years to your life? A new study by Yale University found …
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Published only once in 1973, Les Diners de Gala was a dream fulfilled for surrealist artist Salvador Dali who claimed at the age of 6 that he wanted to be a chef. The bizarro cookbook pairs 136 recipes …
Published only once in 1973, Les Diners de Gala was a dream fulfilled for surrealist artist Salvador Dali who claimed at …
Many people have complained over the years to the fact that movies and games that are taken from books almost never turn out to be as good as the original source. Happily, there are some …
Many people have complained over the years to the fact that movies and games that are taken from books almost …
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Jimena Canales’ book, The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time, provides an insightful, albeit, dense argument on the 1922 debate between two intellectual titans, Albert Einstein and …
Jimena Canales’ book, The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate That Changed Our Understanding of Time, provides …
Graphite, the black sheep of the carbon family, outshines diamonds. The first time I went to art class, the teacher, a man called Barrington, told us that everything we could see was made of atoms. …
Graphite, the black sheep of the carbon family, outshines diamonds. The first time I went to art class, the teacher, …
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