Brain Pickings

Reads tagged with “Laurence King”

Artist Francis Bacon’s Conflicted and Creative Life, Illustrated
Artist Francis Bacon’s Conflicted and Creative Life, Illustrated

“It’s all so meaningless, we may as well be extraordinary.”

read article

Salvador Dalí’s Eccentric and Extravagant Life, Illustrated
Salvador Dalí’s Eccentric and Extravagant Life, Illustrated

Culture/commerce, person/persona, and other dualities that defined art history’s favorite lunatic.

read article

What Makes Iconic Design: Lessons from the Visual History of the London Underground Logo
What Makes Iconic Design: Lessons from the Visual History of the London Underground Logo

Celebrating 150 years of elegant balance between tradition and innovation.

read article

The R&D Lab of Creativity: Inside the Sketchbooks of Beloved Illustrators and Designers
The R&D Lab of Creativity: Inside the Sketchbooks of Beloved Illustrators and Designers

A memory warehouse… a means of detachment… the perfect place to document daydreams.

read article

100 Ideas That Changed Photography
100 Ideas That Changed Photography

From the camera obscura to the iPhone, or why photography is an art of continuous reinvention.

read article

A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today
A Visual History of Typewriter Art from 1893 to Today

How Victorian female stenographers pioneered a unique art form with newfound notoriety in the digital age.

read article

A Graphic Biography of Warhol
A Graphic Biography of Warhol

Who shot Marilyn, and other illustrated anecdotes of Warhol’s fallible humanity.

read article

Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young
Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young

“Work your ass off + Don’t be an asshole”

read article

100 Ideas That Changed Art
100 Ideas That Changed Art

From cave paintings to the internet, or how art and cultural ideology shape one another.

read article

100 Ideas That Changed Architecture
100 Ideas That Changed Architecture

How the art and science of building evolved along the parallel axes of the philosophical and the pragmatic.

read article

View Full Site

Brain Pickings participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn commissions by linking to Amazon. In more human terms, this means that whenever you buy a book on Amazon from a link on here, I receive a small percentage of its price, which goes straight back into my own colossal biblioexpenses. Privacy policy.