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LIBRARY SHELF: Style in Motion

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White, Nancy & Este, John; Style in Motion: Munkacsi Photographs of the ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s (1979) ICI Shelf: Photography First Line: “In the 1930’s, working under Carmel Snow, the gifted editor of Harper’s Bazaar, a Hungarian émigré by the name … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Artists with PhDs

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Elkins, James, Ed; Artists with PhDs: On the new Doctoral Degree in Studio Art (2009) ICI Shelf: Visuality First Line: “If you’re a young artist, and you are wondering about how to land a secure teaching job, there is an interesting– … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Caruso’s Method of Voice Production

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Marafioti, P. Mario; Caruso’s Method of Voice Production: The Scientific Culture of the Voice (1981) ICI Shelf: Artist Handbooks First Line: “Caruso’s method of singing was not an individual secret which he alone possessed, or which with him ceased to be; … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Satanic Verses

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Rushdie, Salman; The Satanic Verses: a novel (1997) ICI Shelf: Fiction  First Line: “’To be born again,’ sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, ‘first you have to die.’” Last Line: “’I’m coming,’ he answered her, and turned away from the view.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Across the Land and the Water

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Sebald, W.G.; Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001 (2013) ICI Shelf: Sebald First Line: “For how hard it is” Last Line: “on a bed of ice.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (12-07-17) Accession … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Peoples of the USSR

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Strong, Anna Louise; Peoples of the USSR (1944) ICI Shelf: Faraday First Line: “The Second World War made everyone ask it.” Last Line: “The people of all sixteen Soviet Republics prepared to appoint their ambassadors and to share in rebuilding … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: From the Center

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Lippard, Lucy R.; From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women’s Art (1976) ICI Shelf: Women First Line: “In print, Lucy LIppard seems enthusiastic and committed to the art she deals with.” Last Line: “The little people form a chain and … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Framed Time

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Stewart, Garrett; Framed Time: Toward a Postfilmic Cinema (2007) ICI Shelf: Film First Line: “There’s a great throwaway joke — implicitly about motion pictures as entertainment versus “the cinema” as art — in Alan Bennett’s 2003 play The History Boys.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: African Art

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Willett, Frank; African Art (1975) ICI Shelf: Art History First Line: “There already exists a considerable literature on African art, much of it more valuable for its illustrations than its text.” Last Line: “Happily they are mistaken.” ICI HISTORY: Last … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Interactive Art and Embodiment

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Stern, Nathaniel; Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (2013) ICI Shelf: Art Movements First Line: “More than a decade before I write these words, I was in Dan O’Sullivan’s ‘Physical Computing’ class at the interactive Telecommunications Program … Continue reading

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