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LIBRARY SHELF: Message from Andrée

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Koester, Joachim Message from Andrée FIRST LINE: “In Joachim Koester’s work images and words point at each other, they confer among themselves, and suggest different ways to go.” LAST LINE: “This is a transcript of the entire deciphered text in Andreé’s … Continue reading

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Changed Priorities

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Saussure tells us that no sign makes sense on its own but only in relation to other signs. The value of a sign is determined by the relationship between signs in the system as a whole. He notes the French … Continue reading

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To the Temple

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This is a nondescript sign on a back road of East Anglia, England. But to anyone who has read W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, this sign might (and it does) announce the site of Alec Girrard’s model of … Continue reading

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This Could Be a Place of Historical Significance

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In 1980, Braco Dimitrijević built an engraved slab into the pavement outside the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. This photo was taken in January of 1992. Dimitrijević’s critique of history relies not only on language, the usual fodder of sign systems, … 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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This is Bedlam

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A small plaque on the side of the Great Eastern Hotel in London marks the site of the old Bethlehem Hospital. The sign obscures the other name for the site. As W. G. Sebald schooled us in Austerlitz, at this … Continue reading

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FIELD WORK DOCUMENT: Cemetery Sign

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