‘A Birdcage (House in a Landscape)’ (1920s), by Gwen John.
A nail house is a Chinese neologism for homes belonging to people (sometimes called “stubborn nails”) who refuse to make room for real estate development. The term, a pun coined by developers, refers to nails that are stuck in wood, and cannot be pounded down with a hammer.
‘View of the world from 9th Ave.’, the March 29, 1976 cover for The New Yorker, by Saul Steinberg.
Joseph Gandy, ‘Buildings of Sir John Soane’ (1818)
Letter from cartoonist Alfred Joseph Frueh to his wife Giuliette Fanciulli, sent on Jan. 10th, 1913.
The letter opens up to form a model of a gallery hung with paintings. Frueh made this model to inform his wife about the details of a specific art gallery before her visit.
Collection of the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
Installation views of Manfred Pernice‘s ‘Tutti’ at Kunstverein Salzburg (2010)