A Pick of the Week from Special Collections of the UM Libraries By Yvette Yurubi Seeking to bridge the gaps of communication between ourselves and worlds beyond, John W. Weilgart created what is described as not a “concocted language” but a “rediscovery of the basic categories of human thought and expression.” In his book, aUI: The Language of Space (1968), Weilgart sought to reduce language to its … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: aUI: The Language of Space
The first time I opened a book from the Jackie Gleason Collection, a single long, wiry strand of white hair plunged forward from its pages. The book was Confessions of a Spiritualist (1921) by Arthur Conan Doyle, the wizardly creator of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle dabbled in mediums and other worlds, so I figured it was as good a place to start as any, but that … Continue reading Spectral Collections: The Jackie Gleason Collection
Are you wondering about the background image on The Mosaic banner? It was inspired by a page in one of our favorite artists’ books, Venus: Booklyn Artists Alliance, the collective group of artists that created this book, describes Venus as a, “one-of-a-kind artist’s book made from Korean mulberry and cellulose paper, acrylic paints, pencil, walnut ink, Japanese black ink, human blood, turmeric and cayenne pigment … Continue reading What is the inspiration for our newsletter banner?