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About Cleaning

William Henry Fox Talbot published The Pencil of Nature in 1844. This book, the first photographically illustrated publication that was commercialized, contained twenty-four calotypes. A short text, describing the picture and its photographic process, accompanied each plate. The Open Door … Continue reading

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Fashion Check

While many are huddled inside, trying to stay warm, fashion designers around the globe will be busy showcasing their Spring 2013 collections. New York’s Fashion Week will commence on February 7 and fashion editors, stylists, and buyers will try their … Continue reading

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The Irascibles

Nina Leen, The Irascibles, 1950 Nina Leen, The Irascibles. From left, rear, they are: Willem de Kooning, Adolph Gottlieb, Ad Reinhardt, Hedda Sterne; (next row) Richard Pousette-Dart, William Baziotes, Jimmy Ernst (with bow tie), Jackson Pollock (in striped jacket), James … Continue reading

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Housewife’s Week’s Work (in 1947)

Nina Leen, [Housewife Marjorie McWeeney amid symbolic display of her week’s housework], 1947 “Woman’s Dilemma,” Life, June 16, 1947, p. 105 A nice husband, three fine children keep her busy 100 hours a week. Mrs. John McWeeney of Rye, N.Y. … Continue reading

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