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LIBRARY SHELF: Photography After Conceptual Art

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Costello, Diarmiud and Iversen, Margaret Photography After Conceptual Art (2010) ICI Shelf: Current project FIRST LINE: “This Art History book aims to open up a debase about what is at stake in contemporary photographic art.” LAST LINE: “But a picture … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Spontaneous Painting and Modeling

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Lyddiatt, E. M.; Spontaneous Painting and Modeling (1971) ICI Shelf: Artist Handbooks FIRST LINE: “Spontaneous painting and modelling are ways of channelling a ‘force’ which can change a person’s attitude and hence his personal outlook and behaviour.” LAST LINE: “It is of … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Dialogues With Marcel Duchamp

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Cabanne, Pierre; Dialogues With Marcel Duchamp (1987) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs FIRST LINE: “Pierre Cabanne: Marcel Duchamp, it is now 1966; in a few months you’ll be eighty years old.” LAST LINE: “I am very happy.” ICI HISTORY: Last Line: Today at … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Medieval Calligraphy

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Drogin, Marc; Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique (1989) ICI Shelf: Books About Books FIRST LINE: “Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully.” LAST LINE: “If you are writing to a foreign institution and do not speak the language, write in your … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Practice as Research

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Barrett, Estelle; Bolt, Barbara; Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry (2007) ICI Shelf: Current Project FIRST LINE: “The problem of assessing the value of inventions is not new.” LAST LINE: “Its fitness for promoting the stability of a creative arts … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Night

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Wiesel, Elie; Night (1960) ICI Shelf: Holocaust FIRST LINE: “They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life.” LAST LINE: “The look in his eyes, as they stared into mine, has never left me.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Bluff Your Way in the Classics

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Leckie, Ross; Bluff Your Way in the Classics (1999) ICI Shelf: Culture FIRST LINE: “In these days of scholars of Peace Studies and BAs (Hons) in Countryside Recreation Participation, there has never been a better or easier time to become a … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: What Photography Is

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Elkins, James; What Photography Is (2011) ICI Shelf: Photography FIRST LINE: “It has been thirty years since Roland Barthes published his little book Camera Lucida.” LAST LINE: “I have tried to write a sterile book, with a minimum of interruptions from pathos, … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: S h i f t #8

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MacDonald, Anne Marie; S h i f t #8 (1989) ICI Shelf: Art Periodicals FIRST LINE: “An unexpected thing happened one day recently at the Rand Corporation think tank East West war games.” LAST LINE: “I would be interested in knowing … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Animal that Therefore I Am

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Derrida, Jacques; The Animal that Therefore I Am (2008) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “In the beginning, I would like to entrust myself to words that, were it possible, would be naked.” LAST LINE: “The stakes are so radical that they … Continue reading

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