Category Archives: Building as Sign

LIBRARY SHELF: Museums and American Intellectual Life, 1876-1926

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Conn, Steven; Museums and American Intellectual Life, 1876-1926 (1998) ICI Shelf: Museology First Line: “We begin with a visit.” Last Line: “Perhaps, in the end, there are objects.” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (07-23-14); … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: 1945 photograph of Köln after WWII allied bombing

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ACCESSION #: ICI-22214-d TITLE: “What Remains” DESCRIPTION: Aerial view of Köln, Germany c. 1945. This northern German city endured over 1,000 bombings during World War II. Remarkably, the medieval cathedral at the center of the city withstood this bombardment. Its haunting … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Masons

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The main entrance of the Great Eastern Hotel in London offers a ‘sign’ that is hidden in plain sight. Even though it was left off the hotel’s official floorplan, three bricked in windows act as a visual sign for a … Continue reading

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We did this all…

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This is our favorite photo from the documentation of our research trip to Tinkertown, an outsider artist project in New Mexico and we use it as both beacon and salvo for our own project even though (or maybe, because) it’s … Continue reading

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