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LIBRARY SHELF: How to Make Books

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Smith, Esther K.;  How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book (2007) ICI Shelf: Bookmaking FIRST LINE: “Books are Containers” LAST LINE: “Have Fun.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (01-20-17) Accession #: ICI-00488

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LIBRARY SHELF: Christmas Stories

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Dickens, Charles; Christmas Stories (ca. 1930) ICI Shelf: Dickens First Line: “Marley was dead, to begin with.” Last Line:“It is so well done, that there really is no hurry!” ICI History: First Line: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-24-13); … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Posthumous Papers of a Living Author

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Musil, Robert Posthumous Papers of a Living Author (1995)   ICI SHELF: Ptolemy FIRST LINE: “Why posthumous papers?” LAST LINE: “it’s like hearing a whisper and a rustling outside, without being able to distinguish the two!” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Melancholia and Moralism

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Crimp, Douglas Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics (2002) FIRST LINE: “I assert to begin that ‘disease’ does not exist.” LAST LINE: “How do we make what we know knowable to legions?” ICI SHELF: AIDS ICI HISTORY: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Photography Theory

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Elkins, James. Photography Theory (2007) ICI Shelf: Current project FIRST LINE: “What is a photograph?” LAST LINE: “And with the referent redescribed as the medium, the casual stuff that gets in the way of seeing the photograph as a picture … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Phantasmagoria

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Warner, Marina Phantasmagoria (2006) FIRST LINE: “Nobody in the street knew where the mummified saint was, and I had left my guidebook in the hotel room.” LAST LINE: “In a material sense, spirits are indeed channelled, and the media are … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Spectacular Realities

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Schwartz, Vanessa R.; Spectacular Realities: Earlt Mass Culture in Pin-de-Siecle (1999) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “No people in the world are so fond of amusements — or distractions as they term them — as Parisians.” Last Line: “And with … Continue reading

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Monkey Head Interlocutors

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During each residency, the resident and a carefully selected interlocutor have a discussion about visual research. Private and free-ranging in scope, the exchange is recorded to create audio files as part of the Monkey Head toolbox. Many researchers integrate key quotes from the talks into … Continue reading

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With Everything But the Monkey Head – Overview

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With Everything but the Monkey Head: Theorizing Art’s Untheorizable Practices is a major ICI project centered on the burgeoning field of studio-based research in the visual arts. This project is a collaboration with nine diverse researchers who have participated in some sort … Continue reading

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