The English version of the Atlas of Prejudice is finally on Amazon!
The Atlas of Prejudice is a continuation of the highly successful Mapping Stereotypes project by visual artist Yanko Tsvetkov. Started in January 2009, the project soon became a viral online sensation. It was gradually expanded to contain more than 40 stereotype maps, which the author describes as cartographic caricatures ridiculing the worst excesses of human bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
The essays that accompany them narrate the story of the project and contemplate humanity’s affair with prejudice since the dawn of civilization. They offer an even deeper but equally hilarious perspective on our inherent tendency to randomly blame people simply because someone convinced us that they ate our breakfast.
According to this book, the first domesticated animal was not the dog, but the scapegoat. The razor-sharp irony of the author will guide you through the delusions of the ancient civilizations of Greece and China, reveal the stupefying amalgam of superstition and paranoia of the Middle Ages and it will leave you begging for more with a grotesquely hilarious prediction about the future of Europe.
Satire and cartography rarely come in a single package but in the Atlas of Prejudice they successfully blend to produce a book that is shockingly funny and disturbingly thought-provoking all at the same time.
Shall I gently remind you that reviewing my book on Amazon can bring good luck and increase your sexual performance? Here, regale yourself! :)
Georgia O’Keeffe on art, life, and setting priorities – wisdom from a lifetime of letters to her best friend.
Map of Venice by Ottoman geographer and cartographer Piri Reis.
Piri Reis created the Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book on Navigation) first published in 1521
It’s a feeling of happiness that knocks me clean out of adjectives. I think sometimes that the best reason for writing novels is to experience those four and a half hours after you write the final word. The last time it happened to me, I uncorked a good Sancerre I’d been keeping and drank it standing up with the bottle in my hand, and then I lay down in my backyard on the paving stones and stayed there for a long time, crying. It was sunny, late autumn, and there were apples everywhere, overripe and stinky.
— Zadie Smith, on finishing a novel.
September 11, 2014 at 5:50pm
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RIP, staircase #Valencia #cabanyal #cabañal #building #wall #ceramic #tile #decoration #design #pattern #brick #decay #destruction
We are still afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Asking good questions, something intuitive to us once, becomes something we have to relearn. Yet starting with unknowns opens up more than it shuts down. It’s multiplication, not subtraction. I don’t know is, in fact, the most important secret to reveal.
Liz Danzico on the art of saying “I don’t know,” one of the hardest things in a culture where one of the most embarrassing things is not to have an opinion.
Couple with Rebecca Solnit’s lyrical ode to not-knowing.
Brain crash #Valencia #cabanyal #cabañal #building #wall #ceramic #tile #decoration #design #pattern
Pattern porn #Valencia #cabanyal #cabañal #building #wall #ceramic #tile #decoration #design #pattern #sidewalk #street #pavement
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If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
— Hermann Hesse (via ratak-monodosico)
(Source: purplebuddhaproject, via ratak-monodosico)
September 8, 2014 at 10:00pm
South Arabian script. Kind of awesome.
"There grew there [India] a wonderful tree which bore tiny lambs on the endes of its branches. These branches were so pliable that they bent down to allow the lambs to feed when they are hungrie."
Some girls, and a very few boys, don’t masturbate. This is quite normal. It’s also normal to do it. Some do it several times a day, some several times a week, some more rarely. Grown-ups do it too. If anybody tells you it’s harmful to masturbate, they’re lying. If anybody tells you you mustn’t do it too much, they’re lying too, because you can’t do it too much. Ask them how often you ought to do it. They’ll usually shut up then.
— The Little Red Schoolbook – an honest, controversial vintage guide to teenage sexuality, education reform, and independent thinking, at last available after being banned for decades (via explore-blog)
Suleiman the Magnificent’s Facebook news feed from the English edition of the Atlas of Prejudice book by Yanko Tsvetkov, presenting the Mapping Stereotypes project.