Didone is a genre of seriftypeface that emerged in the late 18th century and is particularly popular in Europe. It is characterized by:
Narrow and unbracketed (hairline) serifs. (The serifs have a constant width along their length.)
Vertical orientation of weight axes. (The vertical strokes of letters are thick.)
Strong contrast between thick and thin lines. (Horizontal parts of letters are thin in comparison to the vertical parts.)
Some stroke endings show ball terminals. (Many lines end in a teardrop or circle shape, rather than a plain wedge-shaped serif.)
An unornamented, "modern" appearance.
The category is also known as modern or modern face serif fonts, in contrast to old style serif designs, which date to the Renaissance period.
Didone types were developed by printers including Firmin Didot, Giambattista Bodoni and Justus Erich Walbaum, whose eponymous typefaces, Bodoni, Didot, and Walbaum, remain in use today. Their goals were to create more elegant, classical designs of printed text, developing the work of John Baskerville in Birmingham and Fournier in France towards a more extreme, precise design with intense precision and contrast, showing off the increasingly refined printing and paper-making technologies of the period. These trends were also accompanied by changes to page layout conventions and the abolition of the long s.
Critical response to Modern has been mixed-to-negative.
Michael Sandlin of Pitchfork called it "wholly ill-conceived and mind-numbingly dull" and that "[it] seems like a weak attempt by a once-great band to simply sound 'current', whatever that means." Joshua Klein of The A.V. Club, on the other hand, wrote "the band reunited in time to ride the new punk wave, but something was missing from its two capable comeback albums. The new Modern is something else entirely: Essentially picking up where the band left off in 1981, the ironically-titled disc sounds like it was recorded just as punk turned into new wave", calling it "retro in the best sense".
All songs written and composed by Pete Shelley, except where noted.
An adit (from Latin aditus, entrance) is an entrance to an underground mine which is horizontal or nearly horizontal, by which the mine can be entered, drained of water, ventilated, and minerals extracted at the lowest convenient level. Adits are also used to explore for mineral veins.
Adits are driven into the side of a hill or mountain, and are often used when an ore body is located inside the mountain but above the adjacent valley floor or coastal plain. In cases where the mineral vein outcrops at the surface, the adit may follow the lode or vein until it is worked out, in this case the adit is rarely straight. The use of adits for the extraction of ore is generally called drift mining.
Adits can only be driven into a mine where the local topography permits. There will be no opportunity to drive an adit to a mine situated on a large flat plain, for instance. Also if the ground is weak, the cost of shoring up a long adit may outweigh its possible advantages.
The 491 Gallery was a squattedsocial centre and multi-disciplinary gallery in Leytonstone, London, England, that operated from 2001 to 2013. Taking its name from its street number, 491 Grove Green Road, the former factory was home to a community-led art organisation and served as an exhibition space for a diverse range of artists of different origins working in varied media. It contained a range of art and music studios, which were used to host workshops, classes and musical rehearsals.
The building, originally a factory, was later used as a storage space and warehouse for materials being used to construct the A12 that cuts through Leytonstone and the surrounding areas. Unlike the rest of the surrounding buildings, it and the few neighbouring houses were not subject to compulsory purchase orders and demolition for the A12 site. When in late 2000 the building was abandoned, it became occupied by a group of homeless drug users, who remained in it for some six months. Within a month of their vacating the premises, the building was reoccupied by a group of artists, who spent the next several years turning it into a community space. The neighbouring building, formerly houses, was also occupied, and named Vertigo, after the film by Alfred Hitchcock, a famous resident of Leytonstone.
The most visited museum of the country, Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH), is being revamped and modernized with the aim of drawing more footfall. Almost 22 lakh people visited the VMH Galleries, while 14 lakh separately enjoyed its lavish green lawn last year ... There were plans to make the galleries air-conditioned, remove plywood constructions and reveal the grandeur of the building....
BAGHDAD. While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan's departing ambassador has stolen hearts -- thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects ... Hundreds of thousands have been reeled in by his humble charm ... The opponents? Japan ... In a country obsessed by smart phones and social media, the ambassador knows how to play to a moderngallery, while respecting traditions ... ....
Baghdad. While foreign diplomats often struggle to win over ordinary Iraqis, Japan’s departing ambassador has stolen hearts – thanks to witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects ... . Hundreds of thousands have been reeled in by his humble charm ... In a country obsessed with smartphones and social media, the ambassador knows how to play to a moderngallery, while respecting traditions ... ....
Fumio Iwai, Japan’s departing ambassador to Iraq, has won over hundreds of thousands of fans in the country thanks to his witty social media videos in classical Arabic and local dialects. world Updated. Jul 19, 2018 14.36 IST. Agence France-Presse. Baghdad. FollowStory. Follow Story. --> ... In a country obsessed by smart phones and social media, the ambassador knows how to play to a moderngallery, while respecting traditions ... Hot property....
"It changes my practice," he said of spending time with refugees, in a talk at AndersonRanchArts Center on Wednesday ... Ai said that his diverse output as an artist — from documentary film to social media posts, public art installations, gallery and museum exhibitions — is all one body of work that he doesn't differentiate between. "In modern society, people give categories and names to certain kinds of activities," he said ... ....
They are all hung in the low, downstairs galleries of the RSA building ... The ceilings are too low for pictures to be "skied” as was often the complaint of exhibitors in the floor to ceiling hang of the old days in the tall upstairs galleries ... Reinventing the Old Masters, ScottishNationalGallery of ModernArt, Edinburgh ** ... I am not sure that you can say the same about Raqib Shaw at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art....
His work is owned by some of the world’s leading galleries including TateModern and MoMA and his interest in spirituality and religion led to St Paul’s Cathedral commissioning him to create two permanent installations....
The stench of seal is part-fish, part-farm. It wafts around Cape Town’s Victoria & AlfredWaterfront when the breeze blows, curling the nostrils of those dining at terraced restaurants trading in more palatable scents like herbs and garlic ... 'Africa's TateModern' – Cape Town’s Zeitz-Mocaa gallery opens. Read more ... And courtesy of the area’s first colonists, they gave their name to one of its most infamous sites ... Twitter ... Cape Town ... . ....