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First and Last Lines from ICI Library Books

LIBRARY SHELF: Granta #68

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Granta #68: Love Stories (1999) ICI Shelf: Fiction FIRST LINE: “The story by Raymond Carver that begins this issue of Granta was one of two discovered in the summer — July 1999 — by Professor William Stull, of University of Hartford, … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Mathematics and the Unexpected

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Ekeland, Ivar; Mathematics and the Unexpected (1988) ICI Shelf: Science Theory FIRST LINE: “The picture we see in fig. 1.1 is a familiar one.” LAST LINE: “Order and chaos are always found together, be it in celestial mechanics or in number crunching.” … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Touching Photographs

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Olin, Margaret; Touching Photographs (2012) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear FIRST LINE: “Photographs are visual but photography is not only a “visual” practice.” LAST LINE: “Now it is time to close the book,” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (08-10-17) … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Methodology of the Oppressed

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Sandoval, Chela; Methodology of the Oppressed (2000) ICI Shelf: Other FIRST LINE: “’Where there is power there is resistance’ -Michel Foucault” LAST LINE: “Love as social movement is enacted by revolutionary, mobile, and global coalitions of citizen-activists who are allied through the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Anecdotal Theory

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Gallop, Jane; Anecdotal Theory (2002) ICI Shelf: Philosophy FIRST LINE: “Dynamic ideas are definitely more to my liking.” LAST LINE: “Occasional, anecdotal theory, theory in the flesh of practice, speaks with the desire for a response.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today at … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Souls of the Labadie Tract

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Howe, Susan; Souls of the Labadie Tract (2007) ICI Shelf: Poetry FIRST LINE: “Indifferent truth and trust” LAST LINE: “I have already shown that space is God.” ICI HISTORY: Last Line: Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (08-01-17) Accession #: ICI-02760

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LIBRARY SHELF: Salon to Biennial

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Altshuler, Bruce; Salon to Biennial: Exhibitions that Made Art History (2008) ICI Shelf: Exhibitions FIRST LINE: “The study of exhibitions provides a fascinating route into art history.” LAST LINE: “That means it’s over, and now something else will have a … Continue reading

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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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