• Nader Tehrani and Adam Silverman, Boolean Valley, 2012

  • James Turrell, Stone Sky, 2001-7


    (Source: ummhello)

  • Thomas Heatherwick Studio, Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town, South Africa, c. 2010

  • Thomas Heatherwick Studio, Garden Bridge, London, England, c. 2012

  • Georges Grosz, Grossstadt, 1917 (via rosswolfe)

  • The Third Coal ExchangeLondon, England, c. 1849

  • Interior of the Second Coal Exchange, London, England, c. 1808

  • Willy Römer, Portrait of Hannah Höch with the Puppets Pax and Botta, ca 1920 (via bartleby)

    (Source: chagalov, via rosswolfe)

  • Portrait of Sophie Täuber with Her Cabaret Voltaire Puppets, Zurich, Switzerland, 1918 (via ephemera)

    (via rosswolfe)

  • Chinese Shadow Puppet of the Demon Hunter Zhong Kui, c. 1800

  • Chinese Shadow Puppet Figures: Two Warriors from the Qianlong Set, c. 1780

  • David Powell, Portrait of the Puppet Trixie la Brique, 1981

  • The movements of animals may be compared with those of automatic puppets, which are set going on the occasion of a tiny movement; the levers are released, and strike the twisted strings against one another.

    —  Aristotle, On the Motion of Animals, c. 330 BCE

  • When the enemy advances, we retreat.
    When the enemy retreats, we advance.
    When the enemy rests, we harass him.
    When the enemy avoids a battle, we attack.

    —  Mao Zedong, Advice in Combating the Kuomintang, 1928

  • Eagles cleave the air,
    Fish glide in the limpid deep;
    Under freezing skies a million
    creatures contend in freedom.
    Brooding over this immensity,
    I ask, on this boundless land
    Who rules over man’s destiny?

    —  Mao Zedong, Excerpt from “Changsha,” 1927