These images come form an egyptian manuscript from the 14th/15th centuries. It reproduces a persian astrological treatise from ~9th century - ‘Kitâb al-Mawalid' - by Abû Ma'shar, said to have been the most influential document in the development of western astrology. [I believe it is otherwise known as 'The Book of Nativities' or 'The Book of Revolution of the Birth Years'.]
Although produced in Cairo, the manuscript illustrations were almost certainly by a persian artist.
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, 1970
|—||Helen Keller, “Why I Became A Socialist”|
Erik Satie having a smoke with Claude Debussy
“What matters most in The Big Book are shapes and rhythms, patterns of tones, and an underlying sense of the foibles of human culture—the hungry, blind march toward death, often at the political and economic hands of fellow humans.”
nhaler Yes, it’s those truly significant details that shine so bright in the memoirs. Something, something, banality of evil, blah, blah.
It never ceases to infuriate me how Tony Fucking Blair can continue to prance around the world stage bellowing for bombs. At least George Bush has done the sensible thing by comparison and has stuck to painting.
|—||Angela Davis, An Autobiography (via foucault-the-haters)|
"Israel to prosecute Abbas over ‘war crimes’ at The Hague"- the sheer effrontery of this is astounding. Doubt very strongly much will come of this. I don’t have any love for Mahmoud Abbas, but his corruption and brutality as a US/Israeli-funded satrap is a drop in the bucket by comparison to his patrons in Tel Aviv and Washington. But I guess crime has no refuge but in audacity - or at least that’s what Tacitus claimed anyway.
From As We Were Flying On A Rocket,a Soviet children’s book by V. Gortinsky from 1963.
You are doing environmentalism wrong, Jacques Cousteau.