The Wonders of Wunderkammer

 

Wunderkammer, a new online zine based in NYC, launches today:

Wunderkammer takes its name from the eclectic, encyclopedic collections of the old nobles which served as microcosms of a baffling world, demanding examination and inspiring curiosity from its viewers. Just as those collections varied in scope, the magazine engages art and culture, technology and education, politics and society, religion and travel.

Through thoughtful essays, reviews, and interviews on these topics, Wunderkammer hopes to be a witness of the age. Its goal, as the great English poet W.H. Auden wrote in his poem, “The Horatians,” is to “look at this world with a happy eye, but from a sober perspective.” A worthy pursuit. Let’s wish them longevity.

 

 

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~ by eaesthete on 04/20/09.

One Response to “The Wonders of Wunderkammer”

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