Brilliant illiteracy campaign in France.
This series of “fully-dressed” superheroines is striking as it shows how dramatically ”undressed” we usually see these strong ladies.
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Amazon Tightens Its Chokehold -
Goodreads, according to Salon’s own publishing maven, Laura Miller, “was the single major readers’ community independent of Amazon.” But maintaining that independence hasn’t been easy. Up until January 2012, Goodreads used the Amazon Product Advertising API as its primary source for book data. But as Jon Mitchell explained last year, getting in bed with Amazon comes with some rather stringent handcuffs. For one thing, Goodreads wasn’t allowed to use that data in conjunction with any site or app “designed or intended for use with a mobile phone or other handheld device.”
In Matej Košir’s series Arthistory, which we spotted over at Book Patrol, the Berlin-based photographer is burning books in order to investigate “our contradictory relationship to the violence, namely the use of violence in order to control it (either to stop it or to prevent its reappearing).” His violent act against art reflects the historical concept that the “winner of the violent conflict always has justified reasons to be violent, because he uses his dominance to (re)write the history. Art is, more often than not, instrumentalised, depicting winners as idealised heroes while the loser’s depictions are exposed to iconoclasm.” Click through to Košir’s website to see more of his work.
Dutch artist Frank Halmans makes book houses, in a series called Built of Books.
The latest addition to my apartment!