this edition’s Cabinet is full of antidotes for curious minds, with various intelligent essays on wide-ranging topics including a rich look at the significance of symbols on shop signs by Alyssa Pelish, a fascinating look at how rectangles reign supreme in art and picture making by Amy Knight Powell, and probably the first philosophical appraisal of Trix the cereal appears in the ‘Ingestion’ column. There are also articles on ternary computing, the material history of the CIA, a history of the encyclopaedia, Francis Bacon, and linear models of time.
// from the issue: rectangle after rectangle //
available to select until january 17
issue 64 is the first issue of art magazine Cabinet that’s been available to MagShuffle subscribers and features some excellent essays, including a special section on the olfactory system, with pieces on the cinematic innovation, smell-o-vision (see the link below) and a look at Edward Lear’s The Dong with a Luminous Nose. elsewhere in the issue there’s some essays on language and symbols, specifically in Jacob Mikanowski’s look at the ancient Easter Island language, Rongorongo, and in an essay that looks at visual tests throughout history. some outstanding long essays here that you’ll undoubtedly learn a lot from.
// from the issue: cinematic airs //