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LIBRARY SHELF: The Uses of Enchantment

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Bethelheim, Bruno; The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (1977) ICI Shelf: Prague FIRST LINE: “Little Red Riding Hood was my first love.” LAST LINE: “This is one of the manifold truths revealed by fairy tales, … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Schindler by MAK

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MAK Center; Schindler by MAK (2005) ICI Shelf: Architecture FIRST LINE: “What happens when the “mandate” is no mandate?” LAST LINE: “But in fact, the museum could not ask for anything better than to spark off a radical, critical debate … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Design for a Limited Planet

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Skurka, Norma; Naar, Jon; Design for a Limited Planet: Living with Natural Energy (1976) ICI Shelf: Architecture FIRST LINE: “The world was brutally introduced to the nuclear age.” LAST LINE: “I feel I have a real stake in my community.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Dark Moon Mysteries

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Roderick, Timothy; Dark Moon Mysteries: Wisdom, Power and Magic of the Shadow World (1999) ICI Shelf: Religion FIRST LINE: “The Sage speaks: I have grown old.” LAST LINE: “The magic is complete.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols

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Cooper, J. C.; An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols (1978) ICI Shelf: Reference FIRST LINE: “The study of symbolism is not mere erudition.” LAST LINE: “The Islamic Zodiac has six northern (wet) and six southern (dry) signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Mind Map Book

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Buzan, Tony; Buzan, Barry; The Mind Map Book (1994) ICI Shelf: Reference FIRST LINE: “Whoever, wherever, you are, you are using – to read these words – the most beautiful, intricate, complex, mysterious and powerful object in the known universe: your … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: By Airship to the North Pole

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Capelotti, P. J.; By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration (1999) ICI Shelf: Current Project FIRST LINE: “The modern Norwegian name for the Danes Island is Danskøya.” LAST LINE: “Rule, Britannia!” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Letters of Virginia Woolf

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Nicolson, Nigel; The Letters of Virginia Woolf: Volume One 1888-1912 (1975) ICI Shelf: Austerlitz FIRST LINE: “This is a spontaneous production of Miss Stephen, on seeing a picture of the Adirondacks and hearing that you had been there.” LAST LINE: “Only … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: What is Philosophy?

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Deleuze, Gilles; Guattari, Feliz; What is Philosophy? (1994) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “The question what is philosophy? can perhaps be posed only late in life, with the arrival of old age and the time for speaking concretely.” LAST LINE: “It is … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Annotated Brothers Grimm

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Tartar, Maria; Annotated Brothers Grimm (2012) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “The Grimms led with this story because the considered it to be among the oldest in the collection.” LAST LINE: “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.” ICI HISTORY: … Continue reading

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