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Capturing a Vanished World: Last Folio by Yuri Dojc & Katya Krausova

Thursday, July 02, 2015 | Permalink

Posted by Becca Kantor

Last Folio: A Photographic Memory offers a haunting glimpse into the traces of vanished Jewish life in Slovakia, the first country to instate Nazi Germany’s anti-Jewish regulations. These photographs by Yuri Dojc—whose own grandfather was one of the many Slovakian Jews deported to concentration camps—capture abandoned Jewish books, schoolrooms , synagogues, and cemeteries in poignant detail, attesting to both the richness of this heritage and its disintegration during the Holocaust.

The images in Last Folio are on display at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (the Berlin State Library) until August 1, and will be shown at Tufts University in Medford, MA from September 10-December 6. You can also get a taste of Dojc’s beautiful photographs below:

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Book Cover of the Week: 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 | Permalink

Posted by Becca Kantor

If your eye is caught by the host of colorful pen-and-ink caricatures on the cover of Ricardo Covolo’s 101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die … just wait until you look inside.

Written (by hand!) as a diary tracing the history of music Johann Sebastian Bach to Chief Keef, the book is chock-full of portraits in Covolo’s distinctive, evocative style. This one will be treasured by music aficionados, art-lovers, and general readers alike.

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