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« Reply #5300 on: February 19, 2021, 09:15:55 AM »
The personal library of retired Johns Hopkins University Humanities professor Richard A. Macksey, housed in his home.
Hopefully he owns every single one of those books.
I certainly wouldn't want to have an overdue library book and wonder where I put it  ???
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« Reply #5301 on: February 19, 2021, 09:25:17 AM »
It was in a "retweeted" item on Laurence Tribe's Twitter page. I don't have a Twitter account and never will, but some people actually tweet useful information on occasion.  ;)
Original post https://twitter.com/DrLindseyFitz/status/692263465910718465

BTW, following the above link I was made aware of the gaffe "John Hopkins" which occurred in the original. Slipped by when I first read it.  ;D
That's o.k. as I missed it too.  And if I didn't notice it, it doesn't count either.  ;D

I love that he has a table in there so one could sit down and have a chat about books, research, ideas, etc., too!  :)

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« Reply #5302 on: February 19, 2021, 10:00:23 AM »
The late Umberto Eco was known for having a massive library, 30,000 books iirc. I read about it in N. N. Taleb's The Black Swan.

Short video here:

https://www.openculture.com/2017/03/watch-umberto-eco-walk-through-his-immense-private-library.html

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« Reply #5303 on: February 19, 2021, 09:01:09 PM »
From Twitter. Unfortunately I don't know anything about the instrument or it's history.

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« Reply #5304 on: February 20, 2021, 03:48:50 AM »
From Twitter. Unfortunately I don't know anything about the instrument or it's history.
Nice.

Marc Chagall painted the harpsichord’s cover in 1980, when he was 93 years old. The instrument was built by the Paris-based American William Dowd, after a 1730 original by Nicolas and François Blanchot. It was presented to the painter by the American Association of Friends of the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, and AFAIK it’s kept there and used for concerts.

https://www.lemonde.fr/archives/article/1980/12/30/un-tableau-de-chagall-peinture-sur-clavecin_3072592_1819218.html

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« Reply #5305 on: February 20, 2021, 04:05:21 AM »
From Twitter. Unfortunately I don't know anything about the instrument or it's history.

Ritter beat me to the scoop!

So I'll just say the most useful tool for anyone with a picture they like and no context is Google image search - it has a reverse function where you can upload an image and it will display any results it finds.

It's quite 'clever' in that it looks within the image so if you upload, say, an album cover it will often Display results for the album but also the artwork, even where it's covered in text.

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« Reply #5306 on: February 20, 2021, 04:29:48 AM »
...or just look up “Chagall Harpsichord” or “Chagall Clavecin” in google and see what comes up.  ;)

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« Reply #5307 on: February 20, 2021, 04:45:22 AM »
“Chagall Calevecin” in google

This is what I got:

Acestea sunt rezultatele pentru chagall clavecin
Încercați varianta chagall calevecin


Romanian but I'm sure you'll get it.

 ;D

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« Reply #5308 on: February 20, 2021, 04:48:52 AM »
Good afternoon, Andrei. Yep, it seems google is not that smart that it cannot detect typos... :D
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« Reply #5309 on: February 20, 2021, 04:54:10 AM »
Good afternoon, Andrei. Yep, it seems google is not that smart that it cannot detect typos... :D

Actually, calevecin if spelled like cal e vecin means word for word horse is neighbour in Romanian.  :laugh:
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5310 on: February 20, 2021, 09:13:12 AM »
Nice.

Marc Chagall painted the harpsichord’s cover in 1980, when he was 93 years old. The instrument was built by the Paris-based American William Dowd, after a 1730 original by Nicolas and François Blanchot. It was presented to the painter by the American Association of Friends of the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, and AFAIK it’s kept there and used for concerts.

https://www.lemonde.fr/archives/article/1980/12/30/un-tableau-de-chagall-peinture-sur-clavecin_3072592_1819218.html

Thank you!
Ritter beat me to the scoop!

So I'll just say the most useful tool for anyone with a picture they like and no context is Google image search - it has a reverse function where you can upload an image and it will display any results it finds.

It's quite 'clever' in that it looks within the image so if you upload, say, an album cover it will often Display results for the album but also the artwork, even where it's covered in text.

At least on Android, Google has replaced this with Google Lens, which seems to be more limited in its range.

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« Reply #5311 on: February 23, 2021, 08:01:54 PM »

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« Reply #5312 on: February 26, 2021, 04:34:24 PM »
Was reminded of this 80s-era Life In Hell cartoon at work yesterday. Click to enlarge:


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« Reply #5313 on: February 27, 2021, 06:21:14 PM »
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« Reply #5314 on: February 28, 2021, 07:43:06 AM »
"I can't live without music, because music is life." - Yvonne Lefébure

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« Reply #5318 on: Today at 04:49:44 AM »


https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tv-radio-web/murmuration-of-starlings-how-our-stunning-front-page-photograph-was-taken-1.4501033
Amazing!  Thank you so much for sharing that!  By the way, if you click on the link that they have on their website (to more of his pictures), there's one to me that looks like a rabbit.  :)  This one:



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« Reply #5319 on: Today at 07:22:11 AM »
Wow, exceptional!
+1 a terrific photo!
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