Category Archives: Library

LIBRARY SHELF: Interactive Art and Embodiment

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Stern, Nathaniel; Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance (2013) ICI Shelf: Art Movements First Line: “More than a decade before I write these words, I was in Dan O’Sullivan’s ‘Physical Computing’ class at the interactive Telecommunications Program … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda

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Neruda, Pablo; Selected Poems of Pablo Neruda (1961) ICI Shelf: Poetry First Line: “Innecesario, viendome en los espejos/ Needlessly, watching my looking-glass image” Last Line: “toquemos tierra con el alma./and touch earth with our spirits.” ICI HISTORY: First Line: Today … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott

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Wilson, David; The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Images from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition (2011) ICI Shelf: Current Project First Line: “Lying in his sleeping bag, Captain Robert Falcon Scott was riven with anxiety.” Last Line: “Forgotten and lost … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Brought to Light

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Keller, Corey; Brought to Light: Photography and the Invisible 1840-1900 (2008) ICI Shelf: Current Project First Line: “Science is a way of making sense of the world, but also a means of making it available to and through the senses.” … Continue reading

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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 FIRST LINE: “What is a book?” LAST LINE: “But I am convinced that many of these singular men and women would … Continue reading

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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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