Details from the rear cover of the Lindau Gospels.
Gilt silver, enamel, and jeweled bookcover
[Probably Salzburg, ca. 760–90]
Earlier binding used as lower cover on Lindau Gospels, Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland, late ninth century
350 x 275 mm
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1901; MS M. 1
A book cover that looks like jewelry. And it’s over a thousand years old! Awesome.
The Police have also stated that any Night Vale citizen encountering a librarian, an entity suspected of being a librarian, or any excessively organized and helpful individual with a working comprehension of information systems is encouraged to shoot on sight. They also added this goes for teachers as well, since ‘what the hell, as long as we’re at it.’
Welcome to Night Vale
Episode 28 - Summer Reading Program
For obvious reasons I love this scene in Coquilles as much as you do, guys, but what I love the most about this ‘domestic’ moment is the fact that Hannibal seems to know exactly how Will likes his coffee. He doesn’t even need to ask. He knows Will drinks his coffee with a spoonful of sugar and no milk. They are friends not only because Will can come and visit Hannibal whenever he likes, but also because Hannibal knows Will’s habits and shows him that he’s receptive to Will’s needs.
No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini