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Prunings XI
René Quillivic


On the sea, an online exhibition from Bibliothèque nationale de France. In French.

On the recently rediscovered Wollemi pine, one of the world's oldest and rarest plants. A recent auction for trees produced from a secret grove of Wollemi pines fetched more than A$ 1 million.

On fountains, a 1998 online exhibition from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

On Terragen™, a “scenery generator, created with the goal of generating photorealistic landscape images and animations.” For Mac and Windows. Free.

On The Great Park Project, “a platform to imagine a 21st century space for people to interact with the natural environment on a piece of land [i.e., Orange County Great Park] laden with history, politics and the possibility to be a model for sustainable land use.”

On Worldview, a web-based project of the Architectural League that looks at the world's cities through the eyes of young architects who live and work in them. The cities are Tijuana, Oslo, Dhaka, and Caracas.
3 COMMENTS —
  • Anonymous
  • November 8, 2005 at 9:49:00 AM CST
  • hey, where's that woodcut from? it's amazing.


  • Alexander Trevi
  • November 8, 2005 at 4:44:00 PM CST
  • The woodcut was taken from the La Mer online exhibition, which seems to be out of commission at the moment. Riots, perhaps?

    I'll look for the label once the site comes back online, and append it to the image.


  • Alexander Trevi
  • November 9, 2005 at 4:10:00 AM CST
  • And here is the source.

    And just in case Paris burns and disrupts internet traffic again --

    La ville d'Ys by René Quillivic (1879-1969)

    Bois gravé (10,6 x 15 cm). Publié dans Souvenir d'enfance et de jeunesse d'Ernest Renan. Éd. Le Nouvel Ymagier, 1924.
    BNF, Est. SNR-1 QUILLIVIC

    "De toute les légendes bretonnes, celle de la ville d'Ys et de sa submersion est la plus fameuse et la plus fascinante. La tradition en situe d'histoire dans les premiers siècles du Moyen Âge, alors que la christianisme, récemment implanté en Armorique, luttait encore contre les survivances païennes. Gradlon régnait alors sur la Cornouille, entouré de deux sages et saints conseillés. Mais le roi était faible envers sa fille, la belle et perverse Dahut. Pour vivre a son aise de fête et de débauche, elle avait obtenu de son père qu'il fasse construire sur les flots la merveilleuse et orgueilleuse cité d'Ys. Sous les trais d'un séduisant prince, le diable s'y présenta un jour..."


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