Faena aleph

A most beautiful and creative way to keep a secret

An extravagant, deeply artistic method of cryptography.

A history of a sea and the North American rivers which never existed

At a distance, European cartographers described lakes, rivers and inland seas north of the Americas: cartographic fictions, their invisible imprint has survived time.

Color in medieval manuscripts realized through alchemy

Alchemy didn’t only seek the philosopher’s stone or immortality; its practice resulted in knowledge of chemistry and some of the most vibrant pigments in the world...