Mostly fandom and humorous tidbits. I have a fondness for history and art so those topics may pop up frequently
i wanna be cool and wear jeans and a shirt but i wanna wear GREAT BIG VICTORIAN DRESSES AND CURL MY HAIR but i wanna wear a 50s poodle skirt with a beehive but i wanna wear a ballgown but i wanna wear a WEDDING DRESS ALL THE TIME but i wanna dress up like a dragon but i wanna wear hogwarts robes but i wanna wear shorts and a plaid top you get me
HRC Incun 1492 M887t (front and back pastedowns) Creator: Iustinianus—see comments below
Text: Digesta Iustiniani
Date Range: circa 1250-1350
Layout: 22 lines in 2 columns (per pastedown)
Dimensions: 150 x 205 mm
Script: Gothic Bookhand (Southern Textualis Libraria/Formata)
Structure and location: front and back pastedowns
This image was taken as part of a survey of medieval manuscript binding waste at the Harry Ransom Center. Comments regarding script, dating, localization and identification of text are highly encouraged and appreciated.
For a diagram showing the structural features of a book click here
Information about the book this manuscript waste was found in can be viewed in the online public access catalog of the University of Texas at Austin.
by The Fragments Project http://flic.kr/p/eFrZhL
i don’t care if you think it’s “improper first date attire” this suit of armor is enchanted and i’m wearing it
Conservators recently restored “Diana,” the best-known work of the most celebrated sculptor of the Gilded Age, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. After an extensive study of the artist’s methods and several phases of technical preparation, they made much-needed structural repairs to the sculpture and applied 180 square feet of gold leaf to restore its original shine. To see how much work went into the process, check out here.
Conservators Andrew Lins, Alisa Vignalo, and Adam Jenkins apply gold leaf to “Diana” in the Great Stair Hall.