THE SINGLE IMAGE NARRATIVE

TWO SCENES IN ONE PICTURE
MULTI-PANELLED SINGLE IMAGE
ATTEMPTING THE TOTAL CLASSIFICATION
ALL THE GODS IN CHINA
THE VEGETABLES OF THE ASIATIC ISLES
TOBACCO, SEQUENCE OF STAGES 1822 PARIS GALERIE INDUSTRIELLE
HOW CHINA IS MADE
A PANORAMA OF ST.PETERSBURG C1820

HOW MONKEYS PICK TEA IN CHINA

ALL THE SAINTS AT THE CRUCIFIXIONWANCKEL 1517

ALL THE PROPHETS IN ENGLISH, COVERDALE BIBLE 1535
BATTLE PLANS

 

ONE SET OF MOVEMENTS (ELEPHANTS)
ONE SET OF MOVEMENTS (CASANOVA)

A PARTIAL CLASSIFICATION ON ONE IMAGE

THE SINGLE SHOT - HITCHOCK'S ROPE
AN EPOCH IN ONE IMAGE
ONE PROCESS IN A SINGLE IMAGE
THE LADDER AS METAPHOR
THE BUILDING AS METAPHOR
BUILDING AS UNIVERSAL SCHEME
LANDSCAPE AS METAPHOR
THE LAND OF COCKAIGNE
THE TOTEM POLE
THE FAMILY TREE
THE CORPORATE DIAGRAM
TAXONOMIC SOLUTION
HUMAN BODY AS REPOSITORY
STAGES OF GROWTH - THE BABY
THE PHRENOLOGICAL HEAD
BALANCE - MAIN AND SUBSIDIARY
CHARMS AGAINST THE EVIL EYE
MULTIPLICITY AND REPETITION
NARRATIVE TITLEPAGE
MAPPAMUNDE
A PLAQUE FOR ALIENS
SEQUENCES- PAINTING BY NUMBERS/MARQUETRY
COTSWOLD GAMES, for Captain Robert Dover's book on the annual celebrations and dotty sports, c1660
MICROCOSM/MACROCOSM, Robert Fludde, Utriusque Cosmi, Oppenheim 1617/8 titlepage
THE HOUSE - A NARRATIVE CROSS SECTION (from Change for a Halfpenny - a skit on advertising 1905)
A. GEORGE HARDIE, Jugged Hare, a recipe in one picture
B. anon. Robertshaw Controls resturant in comparison
GEORGE HARDIE, The Woiks , calendar page for Trickett and Webb

 

CRICKET SCORES, A MATCH IN A CHART
INQUIRIES MADE OF THE BRITISH CLIMATOLOGICAL BRANCH OF THE MET OFFICE 1955
JOHN VALERIE BORN WITHOUT ARMS
ALL MISTER HILTON'S HOTELS January 1956
JACOB BOEHME, title page to Complete Works 1764
MASONIC LODGES IN LONDON 1723 -
THE FIRST ROLLER COASTER, START TO FINISH
EVERY ACCIDENT THAT COULD HAPPEN
EVERY USE OF PLYWOOD IN THE ONE IMAGE
ONE PROCESS, ONE DRAWING- THE PROPAGATION OF THE MULBERRY
QUIXADA, Resumen de la verdara, 1675, all on one plate
TABULAR GEOLOGICAL TABLEAU FROM HARTWIG, THE SUBTERRANEAN WORLD 1892

40 years, historical tableau, GM Payment
American History Road, FORD advert 1959 (1)
The Historical Chart of Domesticity, the Potters 1957
Charles Cochin, The Victories of the Emperor of China, Paris 1775
Everyone had a stake in a better business climate, General Electric c1959
All the printing towns in 15th C Europe
WELLINGTON SEARS PROVIDES FABRIC FOR COATING 1958
A CESSNA PLANE FOR EVERY LINE 1960
THE WATER CYCLE IN A LANDSCAPE

 

A FRENCH FAMILY'S FOOD FOR THE YEAR
The English Sampson, a Life in Roundels
A naval battle between the Chinese and the Japanese (stupid imagining)
INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES, making of Playing Cards under Louis IV
THE AVERAGE ENGLISHMAN LILLIPUT 1948
ALL THE COUNTRIES WHO HAVE BOUGHT LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT 1940
PLANS FOR A UNIVERSAL IDENTITY CARD, FORTUNE APRIL 1954
HITZ Hotel Guests get these every 24 hours (Vandivert photo)

 

HEADINGS

 

Meaning and Symbolism .
Sandro Botticelli, The Mystic Nativity ;108.5 x 75cms; 1501 oil on panel, National Gallery London; inscription in base Greek; "I Sandro, painted this picture at the end of the year 1500 [March 24th 1501 of the Roman calendar during the tribulations in Italy in the half time after the time, in accordance with the eleventh chapter of S. John in the second woe of the Apocalypse during the unchaining of the devil for three and a half years; then he will be [fettered] in accordance with the twelfth chapter as in this picture."

Botticelli's Dante

Grace - Truth - Justice
Faith - Hope - Charity

Simultaneity in Islamic painting Abstraction and Symbolism;
St Hubert Bible, c1380 the time scheme of the Universe, the 4 elements and mathematical relations. 19th C guides for Prayer,Iranian mizrah , Polish, the face of Adam Kadmon. The development of the Universe, c1700, scroll, Western India.


The Great Pavement of Westminster Abbey, 1268,
commissioned by Richard de Ware for Henry III

.
"Four years before this Year of Our Lord 1272, King Henry III, the Court of Rome, Odoricus and the Abbot set in place these porphrystones. If the reader wittingly reflects upon all that is laid down here he will discover here the primum mobile: the hedge stands for three years, add in turn dogs and horses and men, stags and ravens, eagles, huge sea monsters, the world: each that follows triples the years of the one before."
Here is the perfectly rounded sphere which reveals the eternal pattern of the universe." compare to


"A year for the stake. Three years for the field
Three lifetimes of the field for the hound.
Three Lifetimes of the hound for the horse.
Three lifetimes of the horse for the human being.
Three lifetimes of the human being for the stag.
Three lifetimes of the stag for the ousel.
Three lifetimes of the ousel for the eagel.
Three lifetimes of the eagle for the salmon.
Three lifetimes of the salmon for the yew.
Three lifetimes of the yew for the world
from the begining to its end, ut dixit poeta."

Irish traditional rhyme, from The Book of Lismore , c 1270, trans. Whitley Stokes, quoted in Richard Foster, Patterns of Thought, The Hidden Meaning of the Great Pavement of Westminster Abbey, Cape, London, 1991.
from a dealer's catalogue, 1908.

Jerry Cooke, Mal-o-Mars, photo.1948
"The picture is quiet and true. Since I am writing about photography let me point out that this picture is a better partof the story at hand than either a drawing or a painting would be. There is a profitable and well-run cracker firm in a sweaty part of the town, there is a knot of men talking on the pavement about anything but crackers, amidst the irrelevant trucks. This is where Mal-o-Mars are cooked and this is where last week's newspaper meets the gutter too. And the Strand Hotel becomes famous for flavour. My point is Fortune photographs should take a long look at a subject, get into it, and without shouting, tell a lot about it." to Ralph Paine, 23.7.48

George Hardie; The Woiks ,for Trickett and Webb's Calendar.
 

J.J.Orlers, La Geneologie des illustres comtes de Nassau, Leiden, published by the author, 1615, and a miscellany of telling events encountered in the one image. This is, in fact a family history but expanded to mythic dimensions.

 

EVERYDAY THINGS AND THEIR STORY, PROCESS DIAGRAMS 1938