The Magic of the Cities.
Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer
The Library Rogerio Casas - Alatriste H., houses the collection of books gathered by Franz Mayer, who besides collecting pieces of art, highlighted as bibliophile.
The library specializes in decorative arts and has one of the most important collections in America of The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote.
The relevance of this collection lies, inter alia, in antiquity, beauty and rarity, its editions, true works of art. In these books is remarkable addition to the content, binding, typography, illustrations and illuminated.
“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians and bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.
― Barbara W. Tuchman
THE CURRENT CHALLENGE
Fri May 20, 2016
This week’s challenge:
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