Embellished Manuscripts

Embellished Manuscripts

Great Minds at Work

To inspire the writer, these unique journals portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. Our reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of figures such as Rembrandt, Verdi and George Orwell and Nikola Tesla.

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Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell is the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), an English novelist, essayist, journalist and literary critic. His experiences as a member of the Indian Imperial Police in Burma informed much of his writing, with his opposition to totalitarianism perhaps most strongly felt in Nineteen Eighty-Four. This dystopian piece of science fiction introduced terms such as “Big Brother” and “thoughtcrime” into our social lexicon. It continues to be widely read and appears especially – and eerily – relevant today.

Tesla, Sketch of a Turbine
Nikola Tesla (1856–1943) was a Serbian-American inventor and engineer. This sketch of his turbine research is an example of one of the thousands of original documents held in the Nikola Tesla Museum in Belgrade. Tesla was once most famous for his contribution to the design of the alternating current (AC) electrical system, but since the 1990s there has been a massive resurgence of interest in his work. His legacy endures in popular culture and technology, most notably Tesla, Inc., which specialises in electric vehicles, solar panels and lithium-ion batteries.