About Flipped Again

Karen Gardner — k. a. gardner

PROLOGUE

UPDATE — (Dec. 25, 2015) see new POPULAR POSTS

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Flipside Florida was the original title of this blog from March – June 2009, hence the URL. It was a tongue-in-cheek local business news blog. I moved it to a dedicated website, where it became Flipside Florida — News and Notes from Jacksonville, America’s Logistics Center.

Meanwhile, I had forgotten I had this WordPress blog and re-started in November 2010 not knowing what I was going to do with it. Then a lightbulb flickered overhead!

Flipped Again … Pages in Arts History

The original inspiration (and real first post) was the chance discovery of the illustrated quarterly, The Yellow Bookwhich I found when researching Aubrey Beardsley, one of my favorite artists. He was the magazine’s original art director.

The Yellow Book was a leading journal of the British 1890s; to some degree associated with Aestheticism and Decadence, the magazine contained a wide range of literary and artistic genres, poetry, short stories, essays, book illustrations, portraits, and reproductions of paintings.

It’s brilliant color immediately associated the periodical with illicit French novels – an anticipation, many thought, of the scurrilous content inside. Yet The Yellow Book’s first list of contributors bespoke a non-radical, typically conservative collection of authors:

The Yellow Book, with a cover illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley.

POPULAR POSTS

Updated December 2015

O’Keeffe: Controversial

Jack-in-the-Pulpit II, Georgia O'Keefe 1930

Jack-in-the-Pulpit II, Georgia O’Keefe 1930

 

Basquiat: Dos Cabezas

Dos Cabezas, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1982)

Dos Cabezas, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1982)

The Polaroid Years: Lucas Samaras

Photo-Transformation, September 19, 1973 -- Lucas Samaras

Photo-Transformation, September 19, 1973 — Lucas Samaras

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Art is the only way to run away without leaving home

 Twyla Tharp

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