Friday Links: gigantic artwork, mysterious book, and secret libraries
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- Michael Heizer finally finished the monumental work he started in 1972. City, as it’s called, is about the size of the National Mall in D.C. and is made almost entirely from rocks, sand, and concrete that the artist mined and mixed on site.
- You’ll soon be able to buy your own copy of The Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious 500-year-old illustrated book no one has been able to decipher. In a hurry to solve it? Download it now!
- And on a somewhat-related topic, there have been a lot of crossovers between visual art and writing recently.
- Discover the secret libraries of history where writing has been hidden for centuries (including the Buddhist cave shrines in Dunhuang, available in Artstor!)