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How Machine Vision Solved One of the Great Mysteries of 20th-Century Surrealist Art - MIT Technology Review

In 1983, a painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte came up for auction in New York. The artwork was painted in 1948 and depicts a bird of …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

‘This was my father’s dream’

In an excerpt from her debut memoir, Victoria Loustalot travels the globe to solve the riddle of an enigmatic father and find her place in the world.<p>I needed a distraction, and, god help me if the majesty of Angkor Wat didn’t work.<p>The bike I rented was white, or, at least, it had been once. It had …

Build Your Own Hidden Lair with this Secret Bookshelf

Admit it, you've always wanted your own secret bookshelf door to conceal a secret lair (or at least your closet). Now, one brave YouTube user has …

Dezeen archive: bookshelf staircases

<b>Dezeen archive:</b> this week's look back into the Dezeen archives has uncovered a selection of staircases combined with bookshelves. See more bookshelf …

Reading Genes: DNA Double Helix Shaped Bookshelf

This is the $1,050 DNA Bookcase made by Milano Furniture. It's six feet of spiraling shelves shaped like a double helix so you can arrange your books …

Styling a Bookshelf: 10 Homes that Get it Right + 5 Tips for Your Own

I was a librarian for eight years before I started working for design*sponge, so it’s probably no surprise that I have a bit of a book problem. (You …