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Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for Romeo & Juliet
Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare gone surrealist in red silk.

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The Secret Life of the Radio
The Secret Life of the Radio

From Marconi to the microwave, by way of revolutionary technology, legal battles, and magical materials.

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Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life
Codex Seraphinianus: History’s Most Bizarre and Beautiful Encyclopedia, Brought Back to Life

“You see what you want to see. You might think it’s speaking to you, but it’s just your imagination.”

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Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Ralph Steadman: A 1973 Gem
Alice in Wonderland Illustrated by Ralph Steadman: A 1973 Gem

Down the rabbit hole of creative magic, one truly mad hatter at a time.

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The Art of Rube Goldberg
The Art of Rube Goldberg

“An artist who followed the logic of the machine to its comic climax.”

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Inside the Rainbow: Gorgeous Vintage Russian Children’s Book Illustrations from the 1920s-1930s
Inside the Rainbow: Gorgeous Vintage Russian Children’s Book Illustrations from the 1920s-1930s

“A lovely primary-colored geometrical wonderland-light sparkling with every conceivable kind of wit and brilliance and fantasy and fun.”

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