Jonathan Meades :: Victoria Died in 1901 (1/7) (by MeadesShrine)
The Tale of the Three Brothers (HD) (by TheIllustrationArt)
The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major UK survey of photographer and film-maker Zarina Bhimji. The exhibition traces the development of her work over the last 30 years and premieres her new film, Yellow Patch (2011), an ambitious narrative inspired by the journey of countless people from India to East Africa. Previously unseen photographic series, early installations and storyboards are also on display.
Wes Anderson Week
The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001
Cinematography: Robert D. Yeoman
ALISON ELIZABETH TAYLOR
Entstuckung: the principle of deliberately disposing of stucco decorations on 19th century buildings. At right, a still decorated Berlin tenement, and at left, one which appears to have been de-decorated to make it look “better.”
(Source: theatlanticcities.com)"Unborn roads weigh invisibly on the landscape like stories without endingsJoe Moran, On Roads (via amanda-lwin)
For Ballard, the motorway flyover was a modern manifestation of the sublime, in the literal sense of the word…something that combined aesthetic awe with existential dread.
Morrissey’s love of service stations is not so surprising. Like the out-of-season seaside resorts and rainy northern towns he also chronicles in his songs, they mine a rich seam of English ordinariess and gone-to-seed glamour.
[Concrete] flyovers… have remained, as a stigmatic image embodying the delusions of that era."