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American made: Mather workplace posters
NEW YORK – Because workplace communication today is primarily digital – with many employees working remotely – you would be hard-pressed to even find a bulletin board or communications posted on company walls. The Chicago firm of Mather & Company, however, carved out a niche for itself in the 1920s with motivational messaging for use […]
Illuminated manuscripts: words of art
NEW YORK – Illuminated manuscripts are collected for their beauty as well as their historical significance. Long before printed books rolled off the presses by the thousands, these lavishly decorated books were made by hand, a true labor of love taking weeks, even months to complete.
Nature study: botanical prints
NEW YORK – Botany and medicine have been entwined since time immemorial. Because accurate descriptions of medicinal plants were essential for treatment, healers in ancient Egypt, India, China and Europe, for example, compiled handwritten herbals, collections of accumulated medical wisdom, along with plant names, descriptions and uses.
In Memoriam: Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank, 94
NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book “The Americans” captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94.