Saturday, July 5, 2008
BibliOdyssey: Campus Life in 1600
BibliOdyssey: Campus Life in 1600: "This album of thirteen engravings of university life in Germany was designed by Johann Christoph Neyffer and the plates were produced by Ludwig Ditzinger somewhere between 1589 and 1600 . . . . The trouble with the modern education system is that there is far too little attention paid to jousting and quarterstaff combat."
A typically fine post from Australian book lover and blogger Paul (aka Peacay) at his site BiblioOdyssey. Paul finds cool book illustrations from online sources and presents them on his blog. The illustrations are enchanting in their own right, and also serve as a nice introduction to some of the resources, especially European sites, that are available online. He even has a book.