ROUNDNESS

The database for the unwieldy ICI Ephemera Kabinett sports an unusual array of ‘fields.’ TITLE, SIZE, and MATERIAL are categories we’ve borrowed from traditional archival accounting. More unique to the ICI are categories of ‘PATINA OF AGE,’ and ‘RELATIONSHIP TO PHOTOGRAPHY.’ Arranged here is a sampling of items that share the trait of ’roundness,’ a choice offered in the database field titled PATTERN. Other choices in the category include ‘hairy,’ ‘hard,’ ‘fuzzy edges’ or ‘clear boundaries.’

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