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Joseph Addison: Literature's Free View of Complexity

“Words, when well chosen, have so great a Force in them, that a Description often gives us more lively Ideas than the Sight of Things themselves.

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Barthes' "Ornamental Cookery" in the age of Foodstagram

“Ornamental Cookery” (as it is titled in the translation) is one of my favorite essays in Roland Barthes’¬†Mythologies, not least because of the vivid and whimsical¬†descriptions of the food prepared and styled for the pages of Elle¬†magazine toward the end of the 1950s. 1,225 more words


Layered Images, Poetic Imagery

The goal for writing prose is to produce a single, clear, meaning. With poetry, on the other hand, multiple layers of meaning, often only perceived over time, are the intent. 132 more words

Fine Art Photography

beauty is the mystery of life

the painting is a key to the art within you

Agnes Martin, Untitled (1979), pencil and ink on paper, 105 x 105 in.