January 28, 2013

Thematic foxing.

Throughout llustrations of the Public Buildings of London: With Historical and Descriptive Accounts of Each Edifice by John Britton and Augustus Pugin (1825). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized May 13, 2008.

December 13, 2012
Map severed by digital gutter.
The frontispiece to Cary’s Actual Survey of the Country Fifteen Miles Round London by John Cary (1786). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 26, 2007.

Map severed by digital gutter.

The frontispiece to Cary’s Actual Survey of the Country Fifteen Miles Round London by John Cary (1786). Original from Oxford University. Digitized April 26, 2007.

December 6, 2012
Inscription of the Grecian Coffee House, London.
From the title page of Une Journée des Parques: A Day’s Work of the Fates by Alain René Le Sage (1745). Original from Columbia University. Digitized April 13, 2009.

Inscription of the Grecian Coffee House, London.

From the title page of Une Journée des Parques: A Day’s Work of the Fates by Alain René Le Sage (1745). Original from Columbia University. Digitized April 13, 2009.

November 10, 2012
Finding poetry in the Thames: Artist Krissy Wilson talks to Zoë Large about how mudlarking has inspired her to create public mosaic poems, and her explorations of London’s murky river foreshore

Check out one of my forthcoming projects and follow Detritus: Poems from the Thames Foreshore! —Krissy

November 2, 2012
Map of London and Thames left folded.
From On the Mode of Communication of Cholera by John Snow (1855). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 1, 2009. 

Map of London and Thames left folded.

From On the Mode of Communication of Cholera by John Snow (1855). Original from the Bavarian State Library. Digitized December 1, 2009. 

October 7, 2012

Hybrid architecture (plates left folded). 

From p. 70801 of Repertorium Ecclesiasticum Parochiale Londinense by Richard Newcourt (1708). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized June 14, 2011.

June 22, 2012
kcarenwilson:

Detritus: Poems from the Thames Foreshore Krissy Wilson is searching for textual artifacts in London’s river midden and assembling them into public, mosaic poems.

This is the process blog for my forthcoming Fulbright application, and it features a pique assiette mix of found objects, Victorian perspective on the Thames mudlarkers, folk art, tales of beachcombers worldwide, memoryware, and textual mosaic. 

Mosaic artists, poets, Londoners, beachcombers, anthropologists, and scholars of all kinds: I’d like for you to check out my latest project and I’d like even better to collaborate with you. 

kcarenwilson:

Detritus: Poems from the Thames Foreshore Krissy Wilson is searching for textual artifacts in London’s river midden and assembling them into public, mosaic poems.

This is the process blog for my forthcoming Fulbright application, and it features a pique assiette mix of found objects, Victorian perspective on the Thames mudlarkers, folk art, tales of beachcombers worldwide, memoryware, and textual mosaic. 

Mosaic artists, poets, Londoners, beachcombers, anthropologists, and scholars of all kinds: I’d like for you to check out my latest project and I’d like even better to collaborate with you. 

(via krissywilson)

May 30, 2012
Collage of peritexts, including the printer’s statement, a cataloger’s notes, and a Public Library of the City of Boston paper punch.
From the front matter of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.

Collage of peritexts, including the printer’s statement, a cataloger’s notes, and a Public Library of the City of Boston paper punch.

From the front matter of The Human Hair: Its Structure, Growth, Diseases, and Their Treatment by Hermann Beigel (1869). Original from Harvard University. Digitized May 23, 2007.

September 13, 2011
Map left folded through digitization.
From p. xxxvi of A Treatise on the Commerce and Police of the River Thames by Patrick Colquhoun (1800). [Here]

Map left folded through digitization.

From p. xxxvi of A Treatise on the Commerce and Police of the River Thames by Patrick Colquhoun (1800). [Here]

August 30, 2011

A series of newspaper clippings preserved in rear endpapers, all about cremation; “Cremation has not, as yet, come into popular favor in this country…”, “Cremation and the Parks” (Boston Post, Jan. 16, 1880), “In Favor of Cremation”, “A German Cremation Hall”, “Ashes to Ashes: A School Girl Who Preferred Burning to Burial” (A Telegraph to the Herald), “Cremation in St. Louis”. Digitized folded, in color and in black and white.

From the back matter of Gatherings from Grave Yards: Particularly Those of London by George Alfred Walker (1839). [Here]