A great piece in WIRED by Craig Mod on a long walk he has just finished in Japan (HERE).
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Sunday, 26 May 2019
An illustration from De Divina Proportione, a mathematical treatise by the Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli (1445-1517). The Italian text is followed by sixty polyhedra, drawn filled or empty, and influenced by Leonardo da Vinci. Of the three copies written during the author’s lifetime, only two remain. The copy held by the Bibliothèque de Genève is the presentation copy of the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza, whose coat of arms and motto adorn the manuscript.
The whole volume in a high-resolution scan is HERE.
Posted by Matt at 22:07
Monday, 20 May 2019
Saturday, 18 May 2019
On 24th May 1971, when I was 9 1/2, I went with my class from St Saviours primary school in Great Sutton to see a ship being launched at Cammell Lairds ship yard in Birkenhead. It was the single biggest man-made object I had ever seen close up.
Neither the launch, nor the vessel, was particularly noteworthy. But to me this was a day I have never forgotten.
IMAGE FROM HERE
Posted by Matt at 21:40