If you’re a second-hand bookstore fan, you’ll enjoy reading Why second-hand bookshops are just my type in this week’s Monday’s Link Roundup. And for an evocative and highly original look at a slice of World War II history, be sure to view Ghosts of History: Dutch Artist Eerily Superimposes Modern Street Scenes on World War II Photos.
- Interactive Art Installation Encourages Writing In Library Books. “At Dixie College‘s new library in St. George, Utah, German multimedia artist Christian Moeller has revived the interactive nature of physical books in an increasingly digital age. Through his latest installation dubbed Clouds, Moeller has created a living work of art that aims to continue changing and growing by leveraging the ideas contributed by library-goers.”
- The Making of Motherwell. [Video] “If you love beautiful books, check out this marvelous video from the Dedalus Foundation, in which we see the production of Robert Motherwell Painting and Collages: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1941–1991.”
- Why second-hand bookshops are just my type. “As bookshops are displaced by the internet, the author of a new work on serendipity describes the joys of delving in dusty shelves.”
- The Best Illustrated Children’s Books and Picturebooks of 2012.”On the heels of this year’s best science books, art books, design books, and philosophy and psychology books, the 2012 best-of reading lists continue with the annual roundup of the year’s ten-or-so most delightful children’s and picturebooks.”
- Before Passing Along Valuables, Passing Along Values. “Why legacies and life lessons are an increasingly important part of estate planning.” [ Thanks to David Adelman of Reel Tributes for alerting me to this item.]
- Ghosts of History: Dutch Artist Eerily Superimposes Modern Street Scenes on World War II Photos. “We all have our fascinations. Some of us are enamored of a particular historical era…Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse takes her interest in the 1930s to extraordinary lengths. She wears vintage clothing and attends 1930s-theme parties. She is also a historical consultant and expert on daily life from 1930-1945.”
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