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LIBRARY SHELF: Rant

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Palahniuk, Chuck; Rant: an oral biography of Buster Casey (2007) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire FIRST LINE: “Do you ever wish you had never been born?” LAST LINE: “The rest of you goddamn losers — enjoy your death.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Hide and Seek

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Shell, Hannah Rose; Hide and Seek: Camouflage, Photography and the Media of Reconnaissance (2012) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear FIRST LINE: “Here’s one way of not showing up.” LAST LINE: “What predators, real or imagined, might be revealed by a stenciled outline?” ICI … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Fantastic Kingdom

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Larkin, David, Ed; The Fantastic Kingdom (1974) ICI Shelf: Outsider FIRST LINE: “Folklore, myth, fantasy — the very stuff of childhood.” LAST LINE: “But after that he seems to have vanished, without a trace, from the artistic world.” ICI HISTORY: Last Line: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Importance of Being Earnest

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Wilde, Oscar; The Importance of Being Earnest (1990) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “Did you hear what I was playing?” LAST LINE: “On the contrary, Aunt Augusta, I’ve now realised for the first time in my life the Importance of Being … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Color Primer I & II

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Zakia, Richard; Todd, Hollis; Color Primer I & II (1978) ICI Shelf: Artist Handbooks FIRST LINE: “All of us are in some way involved in color.” LAST LINE: “You are now ready for your last set of questions for Color Primer II. … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Kahneman, Daniel; Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) ICI Shelf: Reference FIRST LINE: “Every author, I suppose, has in mind a setting in which readers of his or her work could benefit from having read it.” LAST LINE: “They will make better choices … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Photographs Objects Histories

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Edwards, Elizabeth; Hart, Janice; Photographs Objects Histories (2004) ICI Shelf: Photographs FIRST LINE: “In one of the most famous and influential descriptions in the whole literature of photography, what Roland Barthes in Camera Lucida describes first is not the image of … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Latin for All Occasions

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Beard, Henry; Latin for All Occasions: Lingua Latina Occasionibus Omnibus (1990) ICI Shelf: Language FIRST LINE: “If it’s been a few years since you last conversed in Latin regularly, your pronunciation may have gotten a bit rusty, so we’ve included here … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Forget Foucault

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Baudrillard, Jean; Forget Foucault: And Forget Baudrillard, and interview with Sylvere Lotringer (1987) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “Foucault’s writing is perfect in that the very movement of the text gives an admirable account of what it proposes: on one hand, … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: A Life in Books

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Lehrer, Warren; A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley (2013) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire FIRST LINE: “Lights have been out since 9 p.m.” LAST LINE: “Fighting back exhaustion, I flash him a broad smile and pull the … Continue reading

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