Before Belle went to the enchanted castle and met the beast, she was a
young girl, and this is her story. At age 7, Belle is happy living at
home with her father. But at school she feels like an outsider. Then one
day she discovers a run-down bookshop. Determined to bring the store
back to life, Belle shows all her classmates how wonderful books and
Currently reading (#7): La Révolution française à Paris à travers les collections du Musée Carnavalet
I am not sure if this counts since I am not really reading it, strictly speaking, but I wanted to share it with you nonetheless. This wonderful book tells the story of the French Revolution, illustrated with images from the collection of the Musée Carnavalet ; if I recall correctly, a large part of the images in this book are not even publicly displayed in the collections of the Musée Carnavalet in Paris, so many of these images are very rare. The texts accompanying the images are not always accurate, but I can forgive that. I will post some of the images on my blog in the near future under the Carnavalet tag, but I want to share some examples with you.
1. Series of six cockades.
2. Great pocket knife of a conqueror of the Bastille, handle in horn and ivory.
Lesueur, “The Revolutionary Tribunal”
1. Series of nine cockades in fabric and embroidery.
2. Series of four adorned medals.
Anyway, I really like this book! The images are beautiful, and many of them are very rare, as I said above. What do you think?
Room:What would you say to anyone interested in going into comic books today?
Deni Loubert:Online has become the place to do it. If you are a young woman who has an idea for a comic book, and you are wondering what to do next, I say: Go and do it yourself. The technology is there to connect in ways that we couldn't dream of when we were conversing with each other in the letters pages of Marvel and DC comics or trying to put together a comic book company in Kitchener, Ontario. You just didn't know how to find anybody to help and now you can, and I think that's amazing.
The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations, with each plate titled with “A discourse on….”, followed by the subject of the discourse (a folktale, a sign of the zodiac).