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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 18, 2006

tree of letters

Metahistory Lexicon 

Perhaps universal history is the history of the diverse intonations of a few metaphors. – Jorge Luis Borges, “Pascal’s Sphere,” 1951

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 17, 2006

carlson tree

Originally uploaded by khora.

Another remarkable design from Paul carson

See more at M B Fractals

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Tree of the Day: nominalist tree

Posted by achresis on March 16, 2006

saussure arbor

This, of course, represents the conception of language that Saussure begins his Course in General Linguistics by objecting to:

“It assumes that ideas already exist independently of words”

ARBOR is, in fact, a twofold psychological entity, made up, on one side, by a pattern and on the other by a thought:

The Sign

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Tree of the Day: Middles

Posted by achresis on March 15, 2006

between the trees

“Between the Trees, the Grass” from Pleasanton Ridge

“It is never the beginning or the end that are interesting; the beginning and the end are points. What is interesting is the middle. The English zero is always in the middle. Bottlenecks are always in the middle. Being in the middle of a line is the most uncomfortable position. One begins again through the middle. The French think in terms of trees too much: the tree of knowledge, points of arborescence, the alpha and omega, the roots and the pinnacle. Trees are the opposite of grass. Not only does grass grow in the middle of things but it grows itself through the middle. This is the English or American problem. Grass has its line of flight and does not take root. We have grass in the head and not a tree: what thinking signifies is what the brain is, a ‘particular nervous system’ of grass.” (Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet, 1987, Dialogues II, trans. Hugh Tomlison and Barbara Habberjam, London: Continuum, 39)

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 13, 2006

oak

“Meanwhile, the hardness and scent of the oakwood began to speak more clearly of the slowness and constancy with which the tree grew. The oaktree itself spoke: only in such growth is there grounded what lasts and fructifies; to grow means to open oneself up to the expanse of heaven and at the same time to sink one’s roots into the darkness of earth; everything genuine thrives only if it is, in right measure, both ready for the appeal of highest heaven and preserved in the protection of sustaining earth.” (Martin Heidegger)

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 12, 2006

Man and Girl in Spring

Young Man and Girl in Spring
Marcel Duchamp (1911)

The key early work of the series that will culminate in the cluster of works identified with The Bride Stripped Bare by her Bachelors, Even (or The Large Glass), which we shall explore in detail in these pages.

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 11, 2006

zapato
At the end of each finger a hand … at the end of each finger, another hand: Lyle Zapato’s Dactyl “fractal zoom” will grow infinitely if you watch for long enough.

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 10, 2006

Oak Tree in the Snow (1829)

Oak Tree in the Snow (1829)
David Caspar Friedrich

“The tree and love: in our minds the two can unite to become one idea. Each grows from an imperceptible germ, becomes stronger, expands, branches out; but to the same extent that it reaches skyward (or ‘blissward’), it must become rooted in a sphere invisible to us: in our very being” (Paul Valery, A Dialogue About Trees – 1944)

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 9, 2006

Adam and Eve at the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

Unknown artist of the first half of 19th century

Paper, ink, tempera. 42 х 34,5

7 lines of text, bottom: И заповеда Господь Бог Адаму гля, от всякаго древа, еже в раи снедию на яде и даде мужу своему.

Purchased in 1894 from G.Bazhanov.
The picture illustrates the text from The Genesis (II, 16-17; III, 6 – in Synodal edition).

“The knowledge that accompanied the discovery of sex in its present form seems to have been a genuine wisdom that put man, at least potentially, on the level of the true gods or angels (see II Samuel 14:17). But it was clearly a knowledge founded on self-consciousness, as is sexual knowledge itself, in which man becomes a subject confronting an objective environment. Consciousness of this sort, the philosophers tell us, is founded on a consciousness of death, so that mortality is a part of it.” (Northrop Frye, The Great Code 110).

Encyclopedia Mythica

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Tree of the Day

Posted by achresis on March 8, 2006

From: Dreamersmind


“For we are as treetrunks in the snow”

logs in snow

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