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Historic Manuscript Filled with Beautiful Illustrations of Cuban Flowers & Plants Is Now Online (1826 )

The internet has become an essential back up system for thousands of pieces of historical art, science, and literature, and also for a specialized kind of text incorporating them all in degrees: the illustrated natural science book, from the golden ages of book illustration and philosophical naturalism in Europe and the Americas. We’ve seen some fine digital reproductions of the illustrated Nomenclature of Colors by Abraham Gottlob Werner, for example—a book that accompanied Darwin on his Beagl...
Tags: Google, Art, Europe, Books, Science, College, Cuba, Cornell, Darwin, Mary, Facebook Twitter, Josef Albers, Josh Jones, Euclid, Mary Shelley, Goethe


Bauhaus in Germany: Exploring 100 years of iconic design and architecture

When people think about Germany, visions of fairy tale castles, Oktoberfest, Lederhosen, traces of the Berlin Wall and the ever-iconic Brandenburg Gate are usually what come to mind. But Germany is also famous for what was arguably the most influential modernist art and design movement of the 20th century: the Bauhaus (translates literally as “build house”). Famous for a sleek, functional design that has the soul of a work of art, the Bauhaus movement also had a major impact on design in the Uni...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Germany, Berlin Wall, Nazis, Berlin, Chicago, House, Dodge, Bauhaus, Elbe River, Leipzig, Weimar, Dailycheapo, Unesco World Heritage, United State


5 favorite books of Albert Einstein

Einstein had a large library and was a voracious reader.The famous physicist admitted that some books influenced his thinking.The books he preferred were mostly philosophical and scientific in nature. None Undoubtedly considered one of the brightest individuals who ever lived, Albert Einstein did not become so accomplished in a vacuum. The physicist learned from the best minds of the time, as is evidenced by his voracious appetite for reading and his extensive personal book collection.In "Einste...
Tags: Art, Books, Astronomy, Isis, Science, Education, Intelligence, History, Physics, Innovation, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Newton, Mach, Cervantes


Freud versus Jung: a bitter feud over the meaning of sex

On 27 February 1907, at Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Sigmund Freud fell in love. The object of his affection was Carl Gustav Jung: 19 years younger than Freud, the young psychiatrist was already the clinical director of the prestigious Burghölzli Hospital and a professor at the University of Zurich. Jung had gained international recognition for his invention of the word-association test, and his practice was renowned for its gentle incisiveness. But when Jung read Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, US, Mental Health, Brain, Vienna, Munich, United States, Judaism, Innovation, Consciousness, Mind, Sigmund Freud, Freud, Psychoanalysis, Clark University


A Short Video Introduction to Hilma af Klint, the Mystical Female Painter Who Helped Invent Abstract Art

It can be both a blessing and curse for an artist to toil at the behest of an influential patron. Financial support and powerful connections are among the obvious perks. Being hamstrung by someone else’s ego and timeframe are some of the less welcome realities on the flip side. Hilma af Klint, the subject of a high profile exhibition at the Guggenheim, does not fit the usual artist-patron mold. She made her paintings to suit a spirit named Amaliel, with whom she connected in a seance. Amali...
Tags: Google, Art, College, New York City, Religion, Chicago, New York Times, Guardian, Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky, Stockholm, Guggenheim, Frank Lloyd Wright, Moma, Facebook Twitter, Royal Academy


The Healing Fear

These experiences show that a vision of the divine transcendence soon ends all controversy between the man and his God. The fight goes out of the man and he is ready with the conquered Saul to ask meekly, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" Conversely, the self-assurance of modern Christians, the basic levity present in so many of our religious gatherings, the shocking disrespect shown for the Person of God, are evidence enough of deep blindness of heart. Many call themselves by the name of Ch...
Tags: Christ, Saul, Goethe, Eckermann


Pragmatism and the Healthcare Debate

Opinions abound about healthcare in the United States. But while people with competing ideologies retreat into their corners, people in poverty with mental illness suffer needlessly. The debate rages over whether or not healthcare is a human right, and we’ve ended up with a patchwork of private providers and public assistance. It seems no one is happy. For those of us with coverage from an employer it’s still difficult. My family faced open enrollment this month and it took hours, and a...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Policy and advocacy, Medicare, Entitlement, Medicaid, Stigma, Health-related, Ethics & Morality, Goethe, Minding the Media, Healthcare Debate


From chocolate to beef roulade: the culinary delights of Thuringia

The German region may be known for its castles, jaw-dropping landscapes and the famous faces who lived there, but its culinary scene is also something to check out when you visitGerman food is just sausages, isn’t it, and sauerkraut? Well, yes, they do have 1,200 types of wurst – but this is a country with a huge diversity of cuisine, both traditional and contemporary. With more than 200 types of bread, a nationwide passion for vegetables, and an infinite range of regional styles, served everywh...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Michelin, Weimar, Weimar Republic, Martin Luther, Goethe, Thuringia, Erfurt, Thuringia - Germany’s hidden gem


Explore an Interactive, Online Version of Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours, a 200-Year-Old Guide to the Colors of the Natural World

In a post earlier this year, we brought to your attention Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours. Used by artists and naturalists alike, the guide originally relied on written description alone, without any color to be found among its pages. Instead, in the late eighteenth century, German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner painstakingly detailed the qualities of the 110 colors he surveyed, by reference to where they might be found on animals, vegetables, and minerals. The color “Pearl Gray,” for exa...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Science, Biology, College, Smithsonian, Charles Darwin, Fast Company, Galapagos Islands, Lewis, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Goethe, Werner, Daniel Lewis


Philosopher of the Month: Arthur Schopenhauer [slideshow]

This September, OUP Philosophy honors Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 – 1860) as the Philosopher of the Month. Schopenhauer was largely ignored by the academic philosophical community during his lifetime, but gained recognition and fame posthumously. He arrived at his philosophical position very early on and his philosophy can be seen as a synthesis of Plato and Kant, whom he greatly admired, along with the Upanishads and Buddhist literatures.Schopenhauer only wrote one seminal work of philosophy, The...
Tags: Books, Featured, France, Berlin, Adele, Frankfurt, Munich, Slideshow, Britain, Ethics, Switzerland, Philosophy, Holland, Emotions, Morality, Dresden


Aspects of Liszt: Arranger and Arranged, Proselytiser and Performer

(This essay was originally published in a 2018 Salzburg Festival programme for a recital by Igor Levit.) Wagner, arr. Liszt:  'Solemn March to the Holy Grail' from Parsifal  Liszt, arr. Busoni: Fantasy and Fugue on the Chorale 'Ad nos, ad salutarem undam' Beethoven:  Piano Sonata in B-flat major, op. 106 – 'Hammerklavier' Caricature by Theodore Hosemann, 1842 Inventor of the piano recital The piano recital is a more recent phenomenon than many might suspe...
Tags: Europe, London, Religion, Paris, Beethoven, Voice, Zurich, Weimar, Pierre Boulez, Salzburg Festival, Wagner, Bach, Boulez, Mahler, Debussy, Donizetti


10 Great German Expressionist Films: From Nosferatu to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

In 1913, Germany, flush with a new nation’s patriotic zeal, looked like it might become the dominant nation of Europe and a real rival to that global superpower Great Britain. Then it hit the buzzsaw of World War I. After the German government collapsed in 1918 from the economic and emotional toll of a half-decade of senseless carnage, the Allies forced it to accept draconian terms for surrender. The entire German culture was sent reeling, searching for answers to what happened and why. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Yahoo, Film, College, Germany, Berlin, America, Los Angeles, Prague, John, Bram Stoker, Great Britain, Allies, Facebook Twitter


50 Awesome Quotes on Vision

1. "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney 2. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, and magic and power in it. Begin it now." - Goethe 3. "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." - Michelangelo
Tags: Quotes, Innovation, Walt Disney, Goethe


Gens/Manoff - Gounod, Polignac, Massent, Duparc, Hahn, and Offenbach, 2 July 2018

Wigmore Hall Gounod: Où voulez-vous aller? ; Le Soir; O ma belle rebelle; Sérénade; Mignon; Viens, les gazons sont verts Edmond de Polignac: Lamento Massenet: Chant provençal ; Elégie; Nuit d’Espagne Duparc: Chanson triste ; La Vie antérieure; Extase; Lamento Reynaldo Hahn: Le Rossignol des lilas ; Mai; Les Cygnes; Infidélité; Rêverie Offenbach: Six Fables de La Fontaine : ‘La Cigale et la fourmi’, ‘Le Corbeau et le renard’ Véronique Gens...
Tags: Religion, MAI, Gautier, Offenbach, Goethe, Le Soir, Mark Berry, Mignon, Gounod, Wigmore Hall, Véronique Gens, La Fontaine, Massenet, GENS, Reynaldo Hahn, Duparc


Gens/Manoff- Gounod, Polignac, Massent, Duparc, Hahn, and Offenbach, 2 July 2018

Wigmore Hall Gounod: Où voulez-vous aller? ; Le Soir; O ma belle rebelle; Sérénade; Mignon; Viens, les gazons sont verts Edmond de Polignac: Lamento Massenet: Chant provençal ; Elégie; Nuit d’Espagne Duparc: Chanson triste ; La Vie antérieure; Extase; Lamento Reynaldo Hahn: Le Rossignol des lilas ; Mai; Les Cygnes; Infidélité; Rêverie Offenbach: Six Fables de La Fontaine : ‘La Cigale et la fourmi’, ‘Le Corbeau et le renard’ Véronique Gens...
Tags: Religion, MAI, Gautier, Offenbach, Goethe, Le Soir, Mark Berry, Mignon, Gounod, Wigmore Hall, Véronique Gens, La Fontaine, Massenet, GENS, Reynaldo Hahn, Duparc


Eric Conway: Morgan choir arrives safely in Vienna, Austria!

Mozart Eric Conway writes: Hello Morgan Fine and Performing Arts Community, Yesterday, the Morgan State University choir arrived safely in Vienna, Austria without incident!  After more than a week of rain in Baltimore, coinciding with our 2018 May Commencement ceremony and Baltimore's Preakness stakes, we had a beautiful day of weather upon departure on Monday, May 21, 2018, to Dulles Airport in Washington DC.  We ar...
Tags: Europe, Religion, Austria, Vienna, Washington Dc, Beethoven, EC, Baltimore, Paris France, Vienna Austria, Goethe, Dulles Airport, Morgan State University, William J Zick, Eric Conway, Mozart Beethoven Haydn


Goerne/Schmalcz - Brahms, 26 April 2018

Wigmore Hall Neun Lieder und Gesänge , op.32; Sommerabend, op.85 no.1; Mondenschein, op.85 no.2; Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, op.96 no.1; Es schauen die Blumen, op.96 no.3; Meerfahrt, op.96 no.4; Vier ernste Gesänge, op.96 no.4 Matthias Goerne (baritone) Alexander Schmalcz (piano) At his best, Matthias Goerne does serious (ernst) at least as well as anyone else. He may not be everyone’s first choice as Papageno, although what he brings to the role is compellin...
Tags: Religion, Salzburg, Schumann, Wagner, Schubert, Brahms, Ecclesiastes, Wie, Ruh, Goethe, Matthias Goerne, Hafiz, Denn, Heine, Blumen, Mark Berry


10 Great German Expressionist Films: From Nosferatu to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

In 1913, Germany, flush with a new nation’s patriotic zeal, looked like it might become the dominant nation of Europe and a real rival to that global superpower Great Britain. Then it hit the buzzsaw of World War I. After the German government collapsed in 1918 from the economic and emotional toll of a half-decade of senseless carnage, the Allies forced it to accept draconian terms for surrender. The entire German culture was sent reeling, searching for answers to what happened and why. ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Yahoo, Film, College, Germany, Berlin, Tim Burton, America, Los Angeles, Prague, John, Hitler, Bram Stoker, Weimar, Great Britain


50 Awesome Quotes on Vision

1. "If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney 2. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, and magic and power in it. Begin it now." - Goethe 3. "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." - Michelangelo
Tags: Quotes, Innovation, Walt Disney, Goethe


20 A’ Design Award winning buildings that make us drool!

Goethe’s words “I call architecture frozen music” couldn’t ring more true for these 20 structural marvels. If architecture truly is frozen music, this article is a mixtape of 2017’s greatest songs.A part of A’ Design Award and Competition‘s winner list, these buildings are awarded for the uniqueness of the project, social impacts, environment friendliness, energy utilization, and other project-specific criteria. Ranging from conceptual designs to residential units, to spas, offices, museums, and...
Tags: Design, India, Nigeria, Awards, Architecture, Switzerland, Best Of, Wanda, Amit Gupta, Lagos, Pool House, Bengal, Caribbean Sea, Kevin Chang, Goethe, Lake Zurich


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Book

I received  a copy of this book to help facilitate my review. I have always loved Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and was excited to share the book with my children. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Book Mickey Mouse is an apprentice to a great and powerful sorcerer. When Mickey tries on the Sorcerer’s magic hat, he casts a magical spell to finish his boring chores. But things start to go very wrong. Will Mickey be able to stop the magic he’s unleashed? This beautifully illustrated, deluxe retellin...
Tags: Reviews, Featured, Parenting, Disney, Walt Disney, Mickey, Goethe, By Andrea, The Sorcerer's Apprentice Book


The Best, Weirdest, and Craziest Streaming Foreign Movies and Shows: Hungarian Oscar Nominee, Singing Nuns & Sexy Japanese Desserts

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) When Netflix’s streaming service first launched, I remember the catalogue was filled to the brim with low-budget foreign flicks — Eurotrash B-movies or Bollywood knock-offs that you would usually watch when you’re browsing for something to fill a lazy Friday night. But times have changed and today, there are more quality foreign movies and TV series available. So many, tha...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, Television, Movies, China, Features, Netflix, Hungary, David Cronenberg, Myanmar, Rohingya, Tokyo, Catholic, Ai, Bollywood


Book Notes - Jonathan Blunk "James Wright: A Life in Poetry"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jonathan Blunk's James Wright: A Life in Poetry is an engaging and thorough biography of the poet. The New York Times wrote of the book: "[An] engrossing biography . . . Wright co...
Tags: Europe, Music, Minneapolis, New York City, David, River, Vienna, Bob Dylan, New York Times, Paris, Beethoven, Ohio, Annie, Arles, Byron, Decca


Damrau/Kaufmann/Deutsch - Wolf, 16 February 2018

Barbican Hall  Images: Mark Allan/Barbican  Italienisches Liederbuch Diana Damrau (soprano) Jonas Kaufmann (tenor) Helmut Deutsch (piano) Nationality is a complicated thing at the best of times. (At the worst of times: well, none of us needs reminding about that.) What, if anything, might it mean for Hugo Wolf’s Italian Songbook? Almost whatever you want it to mean, or not to mean. Wolf, one might say, was an Aus...
Tags: Religion, Italy, Mediterranean, Wolf, Walther, Deutsch, Diana Damrau, Wie, Frieden, Jonas Kaufmann, Kaufmann, Goethe, Graz, Liszt, Blumen, Mark Berry


Humor Mauthner, Fritz: Totengespräche (German), v1, 10 Feb 2018

Also - manchmal entsteht das Gück des Buchuploaders so: Man ackert sich mit großer Freude durch ein von Gustav Landauer übersetztes Buch, schaut dann mal, was es von dem noch so gibt, stößt dabei u.a. auf "Versuche im Anschluß an Mauthners Sprachkritik" und erinnert sich, dass Mauthner doch der war, von dem man schon immer mal etwas, aber dann immer abgeschreckt war von der Vielbändigkeit seiner Werke über Atheismus, Philosophie, Sprachkritik... und sucht nach etwas Kleinem für den Anfang. Und d...
Tags: Books, ePub Books, Franz Schubert, MAI, Wagner, Himmel, Theodor Fontane, Richard Wagner, Murren, Aber, Herr, Jahren, Goethe, Kreis, Dichter, Denn


1,600 Occult Books Now Digitized & Put Online, Thanks to the Ritman Library and Da Vinci Code Author Dan Brown

Back in December we brought you some exciting news. Thanks to a generous donation from Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, Amsterdam’s Ritman Library—a sizable collection of pre-1900 books on alchemy, astrology, magic, and other occult subjects—has been digitizing thousands of its rare texts under a digital education project cheekily called “Hermetically Open.” We are now pleased to report, less than two months later, that the first 1,617 books from the Ritman project have come available in their o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Books, London, College, Religion, History, Amsterdam, Cambridge, Literature, Isaac Newton, Dan Brown, Facebook Twitter, Plato, Da Vinci


Werner’s Nomenclature of Colour, the 19th-Century “Color Dictionary” Used by Charles Darwin (1814)

Before Pantone invented “a universal color language” or big box hardware stores arose with proprietary displays of colorfully-named paints—over a century before, in fact—a German mineralogist named Abraham Gottlob Werner invented a color system, as detailed and thorough a guide as an artist might need. But rather than only cater to the needs of painters, designers, and manufacturers, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours also served the needs of scientists. “Charles Darwin even used the guide,” writ...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, Science, College, History, Smithsonian, Charles Darwin, Edinburgh, Cape Verde, Darwin, Pantone, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Goethe, Werner


The Greatest Thing in the World

Henry Drummond’s The Greatest Thing in the World is a classic work that illuminates the importance of Corinthians 13. Here, he addresses practical ways in which Christians today can experience the greatest thing in the world – LOVE. Widely read and quoted during his lifetime, the book continues to influence people even today to follow God’s two greatest commandments: to love God and to love each other. This book is inspiring because it shows you the path to pure and simple love. I hope you enjoy...
Tags: Europe, London, Featured, Wales, India, Africa, Love, Careers, University, Britain, Ireland, Isaac Newton, Jesus, Job Search, God, John


Arcayürek/Lepper: Schubert, 28 January 2018

Wigmore Hall Frühlingsglaube , D 686; Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, D 360;   Rastlose Liebe, D 138a; Abendstern, D 806; Der Jüngling and der Quelle, D 300; Am Flusse, D 766; Der Jüngling auf dem Hügel, D 702; Der Schiffer, D 536; Der Doppelgänger, D 957; An den Mond, D 193; Über Wildemann, D 884; Nachtstück, D 672; Der Einsame, D 800; An die Laute, D 905; Der Musensohn, D 764; Sehnsucht, D 879; Schäfers Klagelied, D 121; Die Liebe hat gelogen, D 751; Romanze aus ‘Rosamunde’,...
Tags: Religion, Beethoven, Schubert, Stravinsky, Johann Strauss, Goethe, Mark Berry, Der Musensohn, Rastlose Liebe, Simon Lepper, Der Einsame, Der Schiffer, Frühlingsglaube, Turen, Arcayürek Lepper, Der Jüngling


Nonfiction: The Sickness of Our Time: Is It Populism or Fascism?

In “To Fight Against This Age,” Rob Riemen argues that culture and humanism are the best weapons against modern anti-liberal trends.
Tags: Europe, News, Rob, Baruch, Goethe, Spinoza, Books and Literature, Politics And Government, Riemen, Johann Wolfgang von, Rob Riemen