The Art of Noise

“Excessive loudness alone is sufficient to overpower the soul, to suspend its action, and to fill it with terror.” — Edmund Burke (A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, 1756) “Noiseways New York... Read More

31/03/2004

The Naturalist’s Notebook

“Observations: March 16, 1996 Time: 9:15 am Weather: Overcast and cold, slight snow cover Tiny Trails After a snowfall in Irving Nature Park you may see two pair of tiny tracks cut by a short horizontal line from a dragging... Read More

31/03/2004

Van Gogh’s Letters

“I went to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam this weekend. I am always inspired to look at an artist’s life in retrospect. They break it up by years, or when I saw Monet — geographical moves, and when I... Read More

31/03/2004

Light Reading

Miniature books, most of which are less than three inches tall and some of which are smaller than a penny, have delighted readers for centuries. Popular because they were easily carried or concealed, these historic books range from tiny “Thumb... Read More

31/03/2004