Category Archives: Books to inspire

Books in the ICI Library that, in either form or content, stretch the definition of a traditional book form. These are the books we turn to for inspiration and encouragement when embarking on ICI book projects.

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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LIBRARY SHELF: Phantasmagoria

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Warner, Marina Phantasmagoria (2006) FIRST LINE: “Nobody in the street knew where the mummified saint was, and I had left my guidebook in the hotel room.” LAST LINE: “In a material sense, spirits are indeed channelled, and the media are … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Art Journal Spring 2012

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Siegal, Katy; Art Journal Spring 2012 Vol.71 No. 1 (2012) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire First Line: “It can seem as if recent changes in how we learn do a little more than facilitate quantitative randomness.” Last Line: “The arc … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Reading the Glass

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Barber, Charles; Sharon Kivland, and Conrad Leyser; Reading the Glass: Management of the Eyes, Moderation of the Gaze (1991) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire First Line: “The Object of Attention” Last Line: “What will make that current flow into words?” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Urgent 2nd Class

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Bantock, Nick; Urgent 2nd Class: Creating Curious Collage, Dubious Documents and Other Art from Ephemera (2004) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire Accession #: ICI-02377

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

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Larsen, Reif; The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet: a Novel (2009) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire Accession #: ICI-01187

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LIBRARY SHELF: S.

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Abrams, J.J. and Doug Dorst; S. (2013) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire Accession #: ICI-02830

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LIBRARY SHELF: Strange and Wonderful

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Sanctuary Books; Strange and Wonderful: An Informal Visual History of Manuscript Books and Albums (2010) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire Accession #: ICI-02832

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LIBRARY SHELF: That This

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Howe, Susan; That This (2010) ICI Shelf: Current Project Last Line: “He replied simply ‘Je n’ai rien négligé.’” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (07-15-13) Accession #: ICI-02725

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

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Larsen, Reif The selected Works of T. S. Spivet: a novel (2009) ICI Shelf: Books to Inspire Last Line: “I pushed open the door and walked into the light.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (10-24-12)

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