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Doesn’t it and don’t they?

LIBRARY SHELF: The Supernatural

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Hill, Douglas and Pat Williams. The Supernatural (1965) ICI Shelf: Paraclesus First Line: “In 1956 Life magazine introduced some traditional but dressed up American ghost stories with the caption: “The old beliefs die hard, even in this Skeptical age.”” ICI … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Beyond recognition

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Owens, Craig. Beyond Recognition (1992) ICI Shelf: Philosophy First Line: “If you take a modernist and draw a line and say, I dare you to cross that line, the modernist will cross it.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: LA Times with story on Saddam Hussein’s Spider Hole

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21527 Title: “Hussein Captured,” L.A. Times (12/13/03) Description: Newspaper front page describing the discovery of Hussein in a “spider hole.” Location: Ephemera Kabinett Discussion: In nature, the trapdoor spider hides in his hole-nest until it leaps out to … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Felix Gonzalez-Torres

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Ault, Julie; ed. Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1991) ICI Shelf: Artist Monographs First Line: “I want to begin this book by telling you that I knew Felix Gonzalez-Torres well.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (12-02-12)

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Fallout Protection pamphlet (digital)

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Accession #: 22121-d Title: Fallout Protection pamphlet (1961) Description: Booklet issued by the U.S. government and distributed in U.S. post offices in December of 1961. Location: ICI Photo Cabinet (digital/from the internet) Discussion: The pamphlet was distributed at Christmas time … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: BLUE

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Jarman, Derek Blue: Das Buch zum Film (1994) ICI Shelf: London First Line: “You say to the boy open your eyes” Last Line: “I place a delphinium, Blue, upon your grave.” ICI History: Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed: … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Flatland

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Abbot, Edwin A., Flatland: A Romance of Dimensions (1992) LAST LINE: “all the substantial realities of Flatland itself, appear no better than the offspring of a diseased imagination, or the baseless fabric of a dream.” ICI SHELF: Art Texts ICI … Continue reading

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Ephemera Kabinett: Ad seeking volunteers to test HIV Vaccine

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Accession #: ICI-21768 Title: Newspaper Ad in a Seattle Newspaper seeking volunteers to test an HIV vaccine. Discussion: An ad found in a Seattle ‘give-away’ journal from the late 1990s. To our eyes, the visuals seemed bold and adventurous, perhaps a … Continue reading

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AIDS Postcard: Ambition not Compassion will cure AIDS

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For most of the 1990s, patrons to bars and restaurants would find free ‘go-cards’ in a rack by the restroom. For the most part these cards announced products and fashion trends but once in a while you came across a … Continue reading

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EPHEMERA KABINETT: Alpha Flight Comic

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ACCESSION #: ICI 21263

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