“One of the most prized categories of early photography was the reproduction of artworks, a role in which photographs largely replaced engravings in book imagery during the mid-19th century. Photographs of paintings, sculptures, and other works were compiled in albums, ranging from surveys of museum collections and catalogues of works by single artists to illustrated travel guides and archaeological reports. While such albums have often been valued for documentary purposes, their broader role in the institutional development of art has, until now, been overlooked. The first book on the subject, this collection of twelve essays explores topics such as how the acclaim of artists like Rubens grew because their paintings reproduced so well in photographs, how Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes were given a new public identity by the photographer’s choice of striking details never explored in traditional prints, and other important ways in which photographically illustrated publications influenced the experience and the history of art.” (YUP).
02. Salon Du Fromage by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
“At a cheese store in the heart of Paris, visitors are confronted by a stark juxtaposition; while 47 Rue de Richelieu features a historic 18th-century exterior, on the inside awaits a minimalistic, monotone and modern shop design.” (Frame).
03. Lori Zimmer Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000 (Above)
“We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we first mentioned Porsche’s Spyder 918, but now they can really start salivating because the super fast hybrid sports car is finally available for pre-order! The Porsche supercar will join the ranks of the Artega, the Volvo V60 and the Tesla Roadster that have been making waves recently but it won’t be shipping until late 2013. Which gives plenty of time for the very limited potential buyers to save up for the $845,000 price tag!” (Inhabitat).
04. VITALI KLITSCHKO IS NOW LOOKING INVINCIBLE, by Pavel Yakovlev
“Vitali Klitschko retained his WBC heavyweight championship yesterday, stopping Odlanier Solis in the first round. The challenger was hurt and knocked down by a single right to the temple. Although Solis arose, he wobbled helplessly while clutching the ropes to maintain his balance. Referee Guadalupe Garcia waived the contest off at 3:00 of the round.” (East Side).