Édouard Detaille, The End of a Tradition

The Panoramas: Rewriting History Representing history in France had always been fraught with difficulty for centuries. Not until the Third Republic (1870-1940) was it possible to report, write or make art without the threatening overhang of censorship, but, after the...

The Shock Doctrine (2008) by Naomi Klein

THE SHOCK DOCTRINE: THE RISE OF DISASTER CAPITALISM 2008 BY NAOMI KLEIN Naomi Klein is my hero.  She is beautiful and brilliant and can look at the sick world in which we are trying to exist, diagnose it, and give a prognosis for the future.  If you want to understand...

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) Part One

WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT (1800-1877) Another “Inventor of Photography,” Same Time, Different Place Deep in the heart of Wiltshire, England, Lacock Abbey was established first as a refugee and retreat for Augustine nuns by Ela, the Countess of Salisbury, in...

Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851)

THE DAGUERREOTYPE Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre (1787-1851) “I am burning with desire to see your experiments with nature,” Daguerre wrote to Niépce in 1828. The partnership of Joseph Nicéphore Niépce and Jacques Daguerre was an unlikely one. Niépce was a...

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