Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Building Material for an Edifice

“If metaphysics claims to he made up of concepts which were ours before its advent, if it consists in an ingenious arrangement of pre-existing ideas which we utilize as building material for an edifice, if, in short, it is anything else but the constant expansion of our mind, the ever-renewed effort to transcend our actual ideas and perhaps also our elementary logic, it is but too evident that, like all the works of pure understanding, it becomes artificial.” 
Henri Bergson, Introduction to Metaphysics, 1903

Stefan Jasienski – Miss MetrĂ³polis - 1931

Joseph Astor - Philip Johnson wearing the PPB tower as a hat - Vanity Fair - 1996

Unknown Photographer - Costumes at the Arts Ball - Hotel Astor - 1931
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Alexander Rodchenko - Sketch for a costume for "The Sixth Part of The World" - 1931
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