In the current exhibition, The Power of Poison, objects once believed to protect against poisoning are on display.
This spiral fossil comes from the shell of an ammonite, an extinct animal related to a modern nautilus. Such fossils were once known as “snakestones” because of their coiled shape—some artisans even carved snakeheads for them to enhance the resemblance, as seen above. In instances of snakebites and other poisonings, ammonites were thought to have curative powers.
Abandoned A-frames in Lago General Carrera, Chilean Patagonia.
Contributed by Joanna Young.
the colors in this photo are amazing
Katie Paterson’s century-long Future Library art project contemplates the full scale of the publishing process.
Simon Alexandre-Clement Denis - Study of Clouds with a Sunset near Rome (detail)
Found in 1873 near Solnhofen, Germany, this was the first fossil to show the complete wings of a pterosaur. Unearthed from a bed of limestone, this remarkably well-preserved skeleton belonged to Rhamphorhynchus muensteri, a long-tailed, dagger-toothed pterosaur from the Late Jurassic. The fine sediment fossilized not just the bones, but the tissues that formed the wing surface. The animal’s wings were partly folded, forming wrinkles that can still be seen.
See many more pterosaur fossils in the exhibition Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs, now open at the Museum.
Dacha Rusha Project by Roman Manikhin
Roman Manikhin works on an ongoing project of investigation on Russian traditional architecture of the countryside. His works are made with cardboard printing. Dachas (country cottages) in USSR were designed and built by the owners themselves depending on building material available, general…Read more on:http://socks-studio.com/2014/03/24/dacha-rusha-project-by-roman-manikhin/
drawing, traditional, vernacular architecture, Architecture, Art, Territories