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A Journey Through Images from The Public Domain Review

Adam Green


An exploration of echoes and resonances across two millennia of visual culture, celebrating ten years of The Public Domain Review

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Gathering a remarkable collection of over 500 artworks, Affinities is a carefully curated visual journey illuminating connections across more than two thousand years of image making. Drawing on a decade of archival exploration at The Public Domain Review, the book brings together works from a wide array of sources — from manuscripts to ship logs to primers on Victorian magic — and casts them into a single captivating sequence. The result is a dreamlike tour through the stranger corners of art history: a unique celebration of the ways in which images speak to each other and to us.


'Builds bridges between visuals plucked from the last 2,000 years, in doing so prompting readers to rethink the meaning of originality by leaning into visual or thematic parallels'
Creative Review

'Delightfully imaginative ... This is a book designed for random perusal'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback with tipped on colour plate to front board (without jacket)

Size: 28.0 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 368 pp

Illustrations: 500

Publication date: 26 May 2022

ISBN: 9780500025208

About the Author

Adam Green is co-founder and editor of The Public Domain Review, an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to exploring curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas. Since launching the project in 2011, he’s taken the review from modest beginnings to one of the most renowned digital projects of its kind, lauded by such outlets as the Guardian, The New York Times and Vice. He is also working on other experimental art and literary projects that build on his editorial work plumbing the depths of historical archives.

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