Monday, July 23, 2012

Body language

I'm scouring shops, flea markets, etc. for new anatomical images all the time. Yes, I'm obsessed with them. So obsessed that I created a line of greeting cards called "Body Language." My latest find? Beautiful, mint-condition illustrations from Wark's Modern Educator (Henry Wark, 1904). Each is 8" x 10."

You gotta love the 19th and early 20th century preoccupation with creating encyclopedic books. Wark's covers etiquette, economics, litigation, medicine, handwriting and lots more. It's chock full of maps, photographs, illustrations and charts. My copy, which cost $8, is missing a slew of maps but even so, I ended up with 25 fabulous ones. Now, the hunt is on for a complete edition!

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