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Taschen have published an absolutely glorious reprint of East of the Sun and West of the Moon illustrated by Kay Nielsen. It’s a gorgeous and incredibly high-quality volume, and I give it my highest recommendation - if you love fairy-tale art and illustration, it’s simply unmissable. The best part is the introduction, which is packed full of rare Nielsen illustration spanning his whole career.

Seriously, go and buy this. Once I get my camera working I plan on taking photos of the interior to show you why this is a must have. It’s easily one of the best books in my collection.

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“In 1533, hundreds of dragons were reported to darken the skies over Bohemia, following a 1506 sighting of a blinding bright comet slicing over the sky. Were these foreboding occurrences signs of the apocalypse, or just a lot of Renaissance hearsay? In the 16th century a diligent scribe and artist chronicled these and other portents of woe in a book that was only rediscovered a few years ago” – Allison Meier describing The Book Of Miracles, c. 1550

(via Blue Crow Cafe)

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1970s David Bowie Photography Exhibit by Mick Rock - The early ‘70s work by photographer Mick Rock – whose iconic glam and punk images have become the album and single covers for David Bowie, Queen, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Syd Barrett, Blondie, The Ramones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and Talking Heads – is on exhibit in “Mick Rock: Shooting for Stardust, The Rise of David Bowie & Co.” at the Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles until October 11, 2015. The photos are part of the new Taschen book, The Rise of David Bowie. 1972-1973.

Photos and photos of photos by Jason at HandsInTheAir.net