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An ABZ of Love: Kurt Vonnegut’s Favorite Vintage Danish Illustrated Guide to Sexuality
An ABZ of Love: Kurt Vonnegut’s Favorite Vintage Danish Illustrated Guide to Sexuality

From common sense to conjugal bliss, by way of corsets and chivalry.

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The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012
The 10 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2012

From Buddhism to the relationship between creativity and dishonesty, by way of storytelling and habit.

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Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist
Joseph Conrad on Writing and the Role of the Artist

“Art is long and life is short, and success is very far off.”

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How To Sing: A 1902 Illustrated Guide from the Great German Opera Singer Lilli Lehmann
How To Sing: A 1902 Illustrated Guide from the Great German Opera Singer Lilli Lehmann

“It is the artist’s task, through offering his best and most carefully prepared achievements, to educate the public, to ennoble it.”

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Berenice Abbott’s Stunning Vintage Black-and-White Photographs of Scientific Phenomena
Berenice Abbott’s Stunning Vintage Black-and-White Photographs of Scientific Phenomena

The abstract beauty of science, made dramatically visible.

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Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts
Susan Sontag on Art: Illustrated Diary Excerpts

“Art is a form of consciousness.”

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