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Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use

Folger Shakespeare Library Puts 80,000 Images of Literary Art Online, and They’re All Free to Use | Arts Independent | Scoop.it
Has a writer ever inspired as many adaptations and references as William Shakespeare? In the four hundred years since his death, his work has patterned much of the fabric of world literature and seen countless permutations on stage and screen.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 21, 2014 2:42 AM

 Now, thanks to the Folger Shakespeare Library, these images, and tens of thousands more from their Digital Image Collection, are available online. And they’re free to use under a CC BY-SACreative Commons license.

Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:44 AM

This isn't scifi related, but these literary prints might give some ideas for Steampunk costumes, or your time travel novel.

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Poisonous and Insightful - Famous Quotes About The Arts

Poisonous and Insightful - Famous Quotes About The Arts | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

"Any work of Architecture that does not express serenity is a mistake".
Luis Barragán "Time" (1980) - 
An architect is two percent gentlemen and ninety-eight percent renegade car salesman.
-Anonymous
In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it’s modern architecture.
-Nancy Banks-Smith “The Guardian” (1969)

"Modern architecture is a flop. There is no question that our cities are uglier today than they were fifty years ago."
Phillip Johnson (1968)

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Alfred Hitchcock - Masters of Cinema (Complete Interview in 1972)

Alfred Hitchcock (UK, 1899-1980) is undeniably the world's most famous film director. His name has become synonymous with the cinema, and each new generation... (Alfred Hitchcock Masters of #Cinema full interview.
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Red Carpet Awards: The Treatment and Trivia

Red Carpet Awards: The Treatment and Trivia | Arts Independent | Scoop.it

When we hear the phrase ‘red carpet treatment,’ our mind immediately thinks of red carpet awards such as the upcoming Oscars or even the MTV award shows. Back in the day however, red carpet treatment wasn’t exactly the glitz and glam of these infamous red carpet award shows.
THE ORIGIN OF THE RED CARPET
Did you know that the first reference to the red carpet in literature was in Ancient Greece? For those that enjoy reading gruesome fun facts, the red carpet came to signify blood and honour to the gods in Aeschylus’s Agamemnon.

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