Voices from the Beinecke Library

General Modern at Beinecke

Interesting events--both real and imagined--you may not have known about Fascist Rome. 
September 7, 2012
Arbeiters-Illustrierte Zeitung, or The Workers' Illustrated Newspaper, was an Anti-Fascist, Communist newspaper between 1924 and 1933 in Berlin, then later exiled by the Nazis to Prague until about 1938.  First published as Sichel und Hammer, and later as simply A-I-Z, it featured quite striking photographs.  It covered global events relating to the Worker's plight, as well as fiction, poetry, satire, and sports.  AIZ's covers famously featured the political photomontages of John Heartfield.
July 18, 2012
Flier for very first show at Taptoe, December 22, 1955
July 12, 2012
Chopin's own "Borealis" in coffee stain
June 2, 2012
Another gem in the Chopin library is a tiny brochure for an imagined collaborative art fair in the late 1960s, Festival de Fort Boyard. Don't let the unassuming cover fool you; the inside packs quite a punch.
May 25, 2012
Chopin's library contains all kinds of quirky and fascinating volumes.
May 24, 2012
At left: Chopin at a sound poetry performance. At right: sample dactylopoème or typewriterpoem.
May 15, 2012


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