…an event largely forgotten from American history… A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN uses striking archival fragments recorded that night to transport modern audiences into this gathering and shine a light on the disturbing fallibility of seemingly decent people.
The director explains more in this Q&A with Field Of Vision.
This is the ‘hero’ car (the battle-scarred stunt double has since disappeared, having been sold to a salvage yard after filming).
Formerly believed to have been lost (or, worse still, scrapped like its stunt double), it’s actually belonged to the same New Jersey family since 1974 and was unveiled this week at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show, close to the 50th anniversary of the cinematic car chase that sealed its reputation.
Yours for between €2.5 and €4.0 million. Were it for sale. Which it’s not.
Uli Westphal’s Elephas Anthropogenus project – a collection of images depicting how Europeans imagined elephants from the Fall of Rome to the end of the Rennaissance. to wit:
After the fall of the Roman Empire, elephants virtually disappeared from Western Europe. Since there was no real knowledge of how this animal actually looked, illustrators had to rely on oral and written transmissions to morphologically reconstruct the elephant, thus reinventing an actual existing creature.
The bizarre and wonderful world of Soviet-era bus stops, captured (in the course of a 16,000 km round trip of Russia) by photographer Christopher Herwig in a follow up to a previously published homage. To wit:
A foreword by renowned architecture and culture critic Owen Hatherley, reveals new information on the origins of the Soviet bus stop. Examining the government policy that allowed these ‘small architectural forms’ to flourish, he explains how they reflected Soviet values, and how ultimately they remained – despite their incredible individuality – far-flung outposts of Soviet ideology.
An extraordinary artefact recently discovered among a cache of burial treasures at the 3,500 year old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece: the Pylos Combat Agate – a carved sealstone less than 4cm wide featuring an astonishingly detailed depiction of two fighters clashing over the slain body of a third.
Professor Jack Davis of the University of Cincinnati (whose researchers originally unearthed the tomb) sez of it:
What is fascinating is that the representation of the human body is at a level of detail and musculature that one doesn’t find again until the classical period of Greek art 1,000 years later.