European history

Superman’s mom | Horizon November 1961

COVER: Paul Klee had the kind of innocent magic that could evoke a wistful human face from the simplest of geometric forms. In Senecio he does it with circles for head and eyes, a straight line to suggest a nose, and two tiny rectangles where one would expect a mouth. “It is not my task to reproduce appearances,” he once wrote in his diary; “for that there is the photographic plate … but my faces are truer than life.”

Johann Albert Fabricius (1668-1736), or what it means to have writer’s rash….

Johann Albert Fabricius, or better known as just Fabricius was a Professor of Eloquence and Practical Philosophy in Hamburg. Various biographical sources have indicated that Fabricius library consisted of over 20,000 books which is quite an achievement. He has been described as one of the most prolific encyclopedic writers of his time period and naturally …

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