Ancien Armorial équestre de la Toison d’Or. Around 1435.
Compilation of equestrian portraits from european nobility and knights, in full heraldic outfits.
This book is one of my favourite things in the world, I fell in love during a exhibition in Paris, an guess what, I just discovered that you can check it online : http://expositions.bnf.fr/livres/armorial/index.htm
My life is now cooler.
For those who don’t speak french, just click “lancer le livre” to enjoy this medieval wonder.
“The Management of Bees. With a Description of the Ladies’ Safety Hive”cc: @beesinthecity
(London: Samuel Bagster and William Pickering, 1824)
Page from the ‘Carrara Herbal’ (between c. 1390 and 1404).
An Italian translation, possibly from a Latin translation, of a treatise orginally written in Arabic by Serapion the Younger (Ibn Sarabi, likely 12th century).
The understated collage work from Katrien De Blauwer
Xiao Wen Ju in ‘Vogue Exclusive Red Carpet Collection’ photographed by Sharif Hamza for Vogue China Collections Summer 2013