Victoria Lee

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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Catalog of Beautiful Untranslatable Words from Around the World

<i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf said in the only surviving recording of her voice, a magnificent meditation on the beauty of language. But what happens when words are kept apart by too much unbridgeable otherness? <i>“Barring downright deceivers, mild imbeciles and impotent poets, there</i> …

Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag: Maira Kalman’s Sweet Design-History Alphabet Book about Embracing Uncertainty and Imperfection

As a lover of imaginative and intelligent alphabet books and of absolutely everything Maira Kalman does, I find the letters of the alphabet and the words they make insufficient to express the boundless wonderfulness of Kalman’s <b>Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) — the children’s-book …

Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time in 4,000 Years of Mapping the Universe

Long before Galileo pioneered the telescope, antagonizing the church and unleashing a “hummingbird effect” of innovation, humanity had been busy cataloging the heavens through millennia of imaginative speculative maps of the cosmos. We have always sought to make visible the invisible forces we long …

The Mirror and the Meme: A 600-Year History of the Selfie

In 1977, long before the social web as we know it existed, Susan Sontag foresaw a new dawn of “aesthetic consumerism” sparked by photography’s social aspect. Today, nowhere is this phenomenon more glaring than in the ubiquitous selfie. But how did we end up with this peculiar Möbius strip of …

Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds: An Unusual Counting Book about the Power of Small Kindnesses

However anguishing the art of asking for help may be, little is more gladdening than the act of giving it. That’s the premise behind <b>Mr. Tweed’s Good Deeds</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a most unusual and gorgeously illustrated counting book by <b>Jim Stoten</b>, using Mr. Tweed’s small acts of kindness to teach kids …