Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lego walking cabinet of curiosities




Lego walking cabinet of curiosities by V&A Steamworks and several friends.

Relatedly, this sounds interesting:



Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities

Featuring over 1,500 engravings that originally graced the pages of Webster's dictionaries in the 19th century, this chunky volume is an irresistible treasure trove for art lovers, designers, and anyone with an interest in visual history. Meticulously cleaned and restored by fine-press bookmaker Johnny Carrera, the engravings in Pictorial Webster's have been compiled into an alluring and unusual visual reference guide for the modern day. Images range from the entirely mysterious to the classically iconic. From Acorns to Zebras, Bell Jars to Velocipedes, these alphabetically arranged archetypes and curiosities create enigmatic juxtapositions and illustrate the items deemed important to the Victorian mind. Sure to inspire and delight, Pictorial Webster's is at once a fascinating historical record and a stunning jewel of a book.
$23 at Amazon.

*Previously: Cheshire cat specimen.

*Buy cabinets of curiosities at eBay.

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