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(via The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful)
From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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hyperallergic:

(via The Yak Brains and Crushed Insects That Made Tibetan Buddhist Bookmaking Beautiful)

From the earthy mineral pigments ground from azurite to paint a sky, to paper given its luster from yak brains, the creation of Tibetan Buddhist texts is being examined down to its bare materials at the University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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(via Poem as Prayer: Mark Wunderlich’s “The Earth Avails”)
Much of Mark Wunderlich’s decidedly sincere and dexterous new book The Earth Avails derives, as well as extrapolates from a little leather volume of common prayers, a treasury of highly particular, utilitarian 19th-century Protestant folk devotionals. Not only has he carefully reconstituted these idiosyncratic beseechments and their pious worldview, he has exceeded them in a number of ways.
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Exquisite.

hyperallergic:

(via Poem as Prayer: Mark Wunderlich’s “The Earth Avails”)

Much of Mark Wunderlich’s decidedly sincere and dexterous new book The Earth Avails derives, as well as extrapolates from a little leather volume of common prayers, a treasury of highly particular, utilitarian 19th-century Protestant folk devotionals. Not only has he carefully reconstituted these idiosyncratic beseechments and their pious worldview, he has exceeded them in a number of ways.

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Exquisite.

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