manifest05:

The National Library in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan by Abdul Akhmedov in 1964. The three-storey concrete project is a magnificent example of Soviet modernism with brutalist tendencies. It utilizes highly Islamic, namely Iranian, forms as the basis of its plan. This is notably seen the central courtyard which functions for utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. It is shown as a focal point due to the nature of the social patterns in eastern societies which are centered around courtyards and atria, places where scholarly discussion and the sharing of ideas takes place have taken place for millennia. Islamic influences are also seen in the modernized screens and the Persian water gardens which have both been hardened and masculinized, contrasting their traditional femininity and etherealness. This library both established Turkmenistan as a distinct nation from Moscow while still embracing the modernist movement that came with the industrialization of the Soviet Republics. 

tomacaquita:

El LSD va de regalo

thephotographerssociety:

fullmetalkubrick:

You Don’t Tell Buster Keaton He Can’t Do A Stunt

Photography Digest

behind-the-musgo:


elurdangarinazo:

¿Alguna vez habéis estado tan borrachos como para toser… fuego?

Mientras tanto en Rusia

behind-the-musgo:

elurdangarinazo:

¿Alguna vez habéis estado tan borrachos como para toser… fuego?

Mientras tanto en Rusia

thelostboywhobecameaman:

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled(Face In Dirt), 1990, silver print

thelostboywhobecameaman:

David Wojnarowicz, Untitled(Face In Dirt), 1990, silver print

welele:

Creo que alguien se ha iniciado en el peligroso mundo de las drojas

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thatfunnyblog:

somebody said it

thatfunnyblog:

somebody said it

magictransistor:

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525 -1569), and or Pieter Brueghel the Younger (c. 1564-1636), Peasants wedding and festivities, nd.

magictransistor:

Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c.1525 -1569), and or Pieter Brueghel the Younger (c. 1564-1636), Peasants wedding and festivities, nd.