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Dream Logic by
Joseph Scheier-Dolberg
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Shitao (Chinese): Returning Home

This is a guy who’s asking the question, “Who am I, and what am I supposed to do with my life?”
#85
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Boy Geniuses by
Timothy B. Husband
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Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish): The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

In the center of the book, they’re struggling with their compositional arrangements, but as they progress, they become incredibly inventive.
#84
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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Fantasy by
Femke Speelberg
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Ennemond Alexandre Petitot (French): Mascarade à la Grecque; Suite des Vases; and [Cheminées]

That’s what I love about works on paper the only restriction is your own genius.
#58
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Line by
Sheila Canby
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Groom and Rider [Iran, Tabriz]

There’s no break in the line; there’s no hesitation in the hand of the artist.
#52
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Reading Matisse by
Rebecca Rabinow
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Henri Matisse (French): The illustrated book, "Jazz"

There are these gorgeous, sublime images, but there’s also a sense of worry.
#22
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Dedicated to Myself by
Doug Eklund
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Dan Rochford (American): Girls I Have Known

The entire album is an exercise in exploring what the pictures mean to him and what people’s relationships to photographs can tell us.
#17
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Open-Minded by
Navina Haidar
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"Krishna Holds Up Mount Govardhan to Shelter the Villagers of Braj," Folio from a Harivamsa (The Legend of Hari (Krishna)) [Present-day Pakistan, probably Lahore]

One of the great masterpieces of world art was really given rise to by the openness of the Muslim mind.
#10
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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The Geeky Side by
Melanie Holcomb
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Curtain of the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra [French]

It’s as much about the power of images as anything I know.
#9
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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