While doing a research for a school project, I stumbled upon a wonderful resource - the Oberlin College Digital Collections - a digital collection of... art. Thousands of images are displayed, some of them with none or only a few lines of information, but enough to be delighted...
I picked the images above within the artist's book collection. The first on the top by Julie Chen named "Personal paradigms [kit]: a game of human experience", the one in the middle "Double game" by Sophie Calle (with the participation of Paul Auster), and the other one simply "Love", illustrated and designed by Vanni.
In a personal note I think it's a very useful tool and I congratulate Stuart for his wonderful work, but not every typefaces installed are displayed (I have only the basic ones)... Maybe I'm being naive but does this happen, due to the browser I'm using or because it's a recent project still in progress?
Europeana: think culture
Europeana.eu is about ideas and inspiration. It links you to 2 million digital items.
- Images - paintings, drawings, maps, photos and pictures of museum objects
- Texts - books, newspapers, letters, diaries and archival papers
- Sounds - music and spoken word from cylinders, tapes, discs and radio broadcasts
- Videos - films, newsreels and TV broadcasts
Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's
- museums and galleries
- audio-visual collections
This website is a prototype. Europeana Version 1.0 is being developed and will launch in 2010 with links to over 6 million digital objects.
Europeana.eu is funded by the European Commission and the member states.