Along the Utah State Route 211 a monumental rock covered in Native American carvings juts out. Now a state historic monument, Newspaper Rock is one of the largest collections of petroglyphs and is easily accessible from the road leading to Canyonlands National Park. The 200-square-foot rock is peppered with rock art dating back about 2,000 years, the surface scratched away in this primitive form of communication.
Celebrated for their one-of-a-kind process and distinctive aesthetic, woodblock prints have become a widely recognized and iconic form of Japanese art.
In one poignant tweet, filmmaker Ava DuVernay honors the incredible legacy of a woman born into slavery by showing just how far her ancestors have come since. DuVernany, who’s behind films like Selma and 13th, shared a picture of a memorial commemorating Melvinia Shields, a black woman who was born into slavery in South Carolina in 1844.
Books have long been considered precious materials, both as sources of learning and hallmarks of a cultured lifestyle.
Wine has a long and rich history in human existence that predates even written records—but suffice to say that our...
Historic Ottoman architecture was designed to accommodate more than its human inhabitants. Birds, in their own unique way, were welcomed to the ornate structures with their own avian-sized palaces that look just like miniature versions of the larger thing. Projecting from the façade of concrete buildings, the feathered friends would enter multi-story mansions complete with balconies on which to survey their world at large.
Translator and amateur colorist Olga Shirnina, also known as Klimbim, has an incredible talent for transforming historical black and white photographs...
These days, travel photographers jet around the world, trying to capture new angles on well-loved cities.
Thanks to the British Library, we can go inside the mind of a genius and peruse Leonardo Da Vinci's notebooks. The first true Renaissance Man, Da Vinci not only painted the Mona Lisa, but was a master inventor who is sometimes credited with creating the parachute and helicopter. And, to top it all off, he wrote his notes backward, in mirror image from right to left.
For the past several years, Andy Belsey has created models of WWI trench sections in painstaking detail.
We often take the printed word for granted, with technology pushing information further and further into the digital realm.