Thursday, November 1, 2012

Chapter I: A Metaphor for Everything

p. 17.  The fire in the grace-and-favour apartments at Hampton Court Palace, just before it bursts through the roof.  In this larger color image of the frontispiece to this chapter you can see the fire hose trying in vain to contain the flames, which eventually burn through the ceiling, and then through the floor into the royal apartments below.

p. 18  "Three serried rows of chisels" (almost all of them gouges, properly speaking), arranged with blades toward the carver.