Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, années 1930. Photo: Denise Bellon. 

Simone de Beauvoir, Paris, années 1930. Photo: Denise Bellon. 

(Source: beauvoiriana)

fullmoonanddryhumour:

William and Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain photographed by Mark and Colleen Hayward, circa 1985

the-library-and-step-on-it:

MY HOME LIBRARY:

A book I bought for the title.

Well, not just for the title, but that’s initially what drew my attention at the bookstore.

hollowvisions:

post-punker:

The Jesus & Mary Chain, Deinze, Belgium, 1985, by Yves Lorson

i’ll repeat this again and again and again whenever this comes on my dash but this is my fucking hometown and we never have gigs here anymore

hollowvisions:

post-punker:

The Jesus & Mary Chain, Deinze, Belgium, 1985, by Yves Lorson

i’ll repeat this again and again and again whenever this comes on my dash but this is my fucking hometown and we never have gigs here anymore

secretcinema1:

stfumadison:

Rosemary Williams Drinking Coffee, New York, 1949, Stanley Kubrick

(Source: onceuponatown)

seminaculture:

Wallace Berman & Allen Ginsberg, Topanga Canyon, 1971. Wallace Berman.

seminaculture:

Wallace Berman & Allen Ginsberg, Topanga Canyon, 1971. Wallace Berman.

indypendenthistory:

Siege of Leningrad: Soviet 76 mm M1938 anti-aircraft guns at Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941
(via http://www.warhistoryonline.com/)

indypendenthistory:

Siege of Leningrad: Soviet 76 mm M1938 anti-aircraft guns at Leningrad, Russia, 1 Oct 1941

(via http://www.warhistoryonline.com/)

She wouldn’t say what we both knew. “The reason you will not say it is, when you say it, even to yourself, you will know it is true: is that it? But you know it is true now. I can almost tell you the day when you knew it is true. Why won’t you say it, even to yourself?”

William Faulkner, from As I Lay Dying (via c-ovet)

(Source: faulknerandfieldnotes)

photoaventures:

Rene Burri, Four Images from “Le Villa Savoye”, (1959)

(Source: rudygodinez)

thedeathoffilm:

LE SIGNE DU LION (Eric Rohmer) 1959

Godard is the life of the party.

chimneyfish:

“If the world were obvious, art would not exist.” ~Albert Camus

chimneyfish:

“If the world were obvious, art would not exist.” ~Albert Camus

conelradstation:

Monk
kafkaesque-world:

Franz Kafka and Felice Bauer

kafkaesque-world:

Franz Kafka and Felice Bauer

The world is beautiful, and this is everything. That great truth which it patiently teaches me is that neither the mind nor the heart has any importance. And that the stone warmed by the sun or the cypress tree swelling against the empty sky set a boundary to the only world in which ‘to be right’ has any meaning: nature without men. This world reduces me to nothing. It carries me to the very end. Without anger, it denies that I exist. And, agreeing to my defeat, I move toward a wisdom where everything has been already conquered — except that tears come into my eyes, and this great sob of poetry makes me forget the truth of the world.

Albert Camus, who would have been 100 today. 
From Notebooks 1935-1942 (via sisyphean-revolt)

kagashio:

The Course of Empire is a five-part series of paintings created by Thomas Cole in the years 1833-36. It is notable in part for reflecting popular American sentiments of the times, when many saw pastoralism as the ideal phase of human civilization, fearing that empire would lead to gluttony and inevitable decay.

The series of paintings depicts the growth and fall of an imaginary city, situated on the lower end of a river valley, near its meeting with a bay of the sea. The valley is distinctly identifiable in each of the paintings, in part because of an unusual landmark: a large boulder is precariously situated atop a crag overlooking the valley. Some critics believe this is meant to contrast the immutability of the earth with the transience of man.