Book Burning Memorial, Bebelsplatz, Berlin, Germany
Held in Berlin on May 10, 1933, thousands of titles were burned on a large pyre. These volumes were collected, stacked and lit afire by the Nationalist German Students Organization.
Book burnings took place at Universities all over Germany on this night, and in the weeks immediately following.
() Materials considered “un-German” were confiscated, and most often destroyed. Un-German works included books by Jewish, communist, or ‘degenerate’ authors.
Works by H.G. Wells, Einstein, Freud, Bertolt Brecht, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Alfred Kerr – among others - were thrown into fires in 34 University towns across Germany.
It is estimated that 25,000 books were burned in the Berlin book burning alone. (Holocaust History Archive)
To a greater or lesser degree, most modern subway diagrams ignore the true geographic locations of lines and stations. Riders need to know which line serves which station, and where to transfer to get there, but actual mileage or accurate compass directions aren’t necessary to navigate the system. A time-scale map agrees, but adds a bit of information that the rider does care about: travel time. Stations are spaced according to travel time between them. (You don’t need to tell me these times are, let’s say,optimistic. They’re based on scheduled travel time from MBTA’s trip planner. Your results will vary.)
This is AWESOME. Click through the photo for the whole explanation :)
Travel times on subway maps - interesting approach, but only really for cities with few subway lines, all going in and out of the city centre.
photographs from the series The Melancholy of Objects, 2008-09
scanned color negatives
Eleanor Antin, 100 Boots, 1971 – 1973
Photographed by Philip Steinmetz
During the Summer of Fashion 2012 in Vienna (Austria) PPAG architects set a red Catwalk in the middle of MuseumsQuartier, which functioned as a long winding bench and was a device to turn even simple passers-by into models.
Another wooden bike. Wooden bicycles can be found all over the world. These handmade bikes are often larger-scale scooters that you sit on. Made with whatever wood can be found, they use small wooden home-made wheels covered with discarded rubber rims. Forward movement depends on the rider pushing with their feet.