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The Cultural Tutor

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Sep 22

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I've written one thread every day for 133 days. Here are fifty of the best:

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The Cultural Tutor

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The Danger of Minimalist Design (& the death of detail) A short thread...

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Don't fear the semicolon. Here's how to use it:

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15 pieces of classical music you instantly recognise but don't know their names: Starting with Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by JS Bach (1704)

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If you're having a slow Tuesday, here are 12 pieces of classical music to turn it around: Starting with... the final movement of Bruckner's 8th Symphony (1890)

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There are over 130 million unique books in the world. You can read any of them, but you can't read all of them. So choose wisely. Here are 23 you might want to consider (and why):

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The Danger of Cheap Design (and why ugliness isn't just an aesthetic problem)

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The Importance of Beauty in the Ordinary (and the danger of things being bland) A short thread...

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Ten of my favourite epic poems. A recommended reading list:

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Have you ever walked through a park or forest and realised you don't know what all the different trees are called? Well here's how to recognise 13 common trees: (and get more in touch with the natural world)

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Humans have always been frightened of death, but in the 21st century we are particularly fearful. Let's go on a short journey through art, history, & philosophy to learn why we shouldn't be. 16 ways to embrace your mortality.

The Great Day of His Wrath by John Martin (1853)
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A deep-dive on the Capriccio, one of the most beautiful & fascinating genres of art. They are landscape paintings of imaginary or altered places, usually focussing on architecture. A Thread.

An Architectural Capriccio by Francesco Battaglioli (before 1796)
Figures in an Architectural Capriccio by Gennaro Greco (c. 1700)
An Architectural Capriccio with Figures and an Obelisk by Vicente Giner (c. 1670)
Capriccio of Roman Ruins with a Domed Church and the Colleoni Monument by Canaletto (1754)
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A beginner's guide to opera:

From Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
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The Cultural Tutor

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