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The beautiful library of Wiblingen Abbey in Ulm, Germany (via www.webodysseum.com).

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may be it is just an illusion

600-year-old tower in front of a modern high-rise in Frankfurt.

mom, please!

"If the eyes are the window to your soul, then the eyebrows are your frame" is a piece of advice you often hear from beauty experts. And the eyebrows were taken very seriously by Tang women. They shaved them, then stenciled in more elaborate ones, of various shapes and sizes. Some even had specific names: “distant hills” and “willow-leaves”, for example. Who knew makeup could be so poetic? 
Mural of three female attendants
Collection of Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archeaology, Around 710
Pigments on plaster, 132 x 168 cm

Waseda, Tokyo

At a loss for words by Gary Randall

Sign of spring by shinichiro saka

Jiabang Rice Terraces: Mysterious Terraces with Cloud and Mist, Guizhou, China

Summer palace, Beijing by ╬Thomas Reichart ╬ on Flickr.


Li Hongbo 李洪波 (b.1974, China)

Even for a book editor and designer, Li Hongbo has an unusual attachment to paper.  “I love it and collect it,” he says.  He also does increasingly audacious experiments with it. The installation Paper (2010) began when Li Hongbo bought one of the “honeycomb” paper balls used for festive decorations in China and took it apart to see how it was made.  “I realised it’s really quite simple,” he says. “Yet the flexibility in terms of shape and properties is amazing.” His take on this craft tradition is indeed amazing, and it is made entirely of common paper.  With the help of an assistant, Li Hongbo stuck more than 30,000 sheets together with carefully placed stripes of glue to form what look like two large blocks of balsa wood. Using an electric saw, he carved these stacks into identical human figures. One he leaves intact, except for a toppled head; the other is stretched out like a vast accordion, its torso and limbs looping around the gallery space like a gigantic Slinky toy. Many visitors find it hard to believe that it ever looked anything like its upright twin. The artist hopes the work will awaken viewers to what captivates his own imagination: “the endless possibilities of paper.” (src. White Rabbit Collection)

[more Li Hongbo | artist found at thisiscolossal]


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