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Unpacking my library

Jo Steffens

Unpacking my library

artists and their books

by Jo Steffens

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Books and reading,
  • Best books,
  • Artists

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    Taking its inspiration from Walter Benjamin"s seminal 1931 essay, the Unpacking My Library series charts a spirited exploration of the reading and book collecting practices of today"s leading thinkers. Artists and Their Books showcases the personal libraries of ten important contemporary artists based in the United States (Mark Dion, Theaster Gates, Wangechi Mutu, Ed Ruscha, and Carrie Mae Weems), Canada (Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller), and the United Kingdom (Billy Childish, Tracey Emin, and Martin Parr). Through engaging interviews, the artists discuss the necessity of reading and the meaning of books in their lives and careers. This is a book about books, but it even more importantly highlights the role of literature in shaping an artist"s self-presentation and persona. Photographs of each artist"s bookshelves present an evocative glimpse of personal taste, of well-loved and rare volumes, and of the individual touches that make a bookshelf one"s own. The interviews are accompanied by top ten reading lists assembled by each artist, an introduction by Jo Steffens, and Marcel Proust"s seminal essay On Reading.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesArtists and their books
    Statementedited by Jo Steffens and Matthias Neumann
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ1039.A77 U56 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 166 pages
    Number of Pages166
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26950873M
    ISBN 10030021698X
    ISBN 109780300216981
    LC Control Number2017932140
    OCLC/WorldCa982566511

    Impressions Unpacking My Library The book collecting passion is not just a "chaos of memories"; it is also a chaos of the future. Gaps in my bookracks gape at me, demanding to be filled.   “Unpacking my Library: A Talk about Book Collecting” by Walter Benjamin Key Themes: Benjamin, as a writer collecting books, finds that the act of collecting “borders on the chaos of .

    Unpacking My Library: A Talk about Book Collecting by Walter Benjamin. Unpacking my library - Walter Benjamin on collecting books notes from somewhere bizarre (blog) Walter Benjamin on book collecting. Archiving the Future: Unpacking Benjamin's Collection by Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Coelacanth Journal, London: The Coelacanth Press,   The oldest book in my collection is one of the first books I read as a four- or five-year-old. This is an edited extract from ‘Unpacking My Library: Writers and their Books.

    Unpacking My Library provides an intimate look at the personal libraries of twelve of the world’s leading architects, An inspiring cross-section of notable libraries, this beautiful book celebrates the arts of reading and collecting. Unpacking My Library: Architects . Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books Edited by Leah Price. Yale Univ., $20 (p) ISBN This book takes 13 authors from across genres and strips them, exposing their.


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Yes, I am. The books are not yet on the shelves, not yet touched by the mild boredom of order. I cannot march up and down their ranks to Author: James Taylor-Foster.

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He called it “Unpacking My Library: A Speech on Collecting,” and he used the occasion of pulling his almost two thousand books out of their boxes to muse on the privileges and responsibilities.

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Walter Benjamin’s “Unpacking My Library” Illuminations: Essays and Reflections. Hannah Arendt. Schocken Books; New York, Pg Walter Benjamin belongs to a group of people who he feels is becoming extinct. He is a true collector, more specifically a book collector. In his essay Unpacking My Library he takes a serious if not.

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In its beautiful design, Unpacking My Library is itself an argument for the continuing vitality of physical books and the libraries that contain them.”—The Boston Globe.

The Boston Globe. Winner of the New York Book Show Award in General Trade Jacket, as given by Brand: Yale University Press. Such voyeurism is at the heart of Unpacking My Library, which examines in detailed photos the libraries of 12 contemporary New York–based architects.

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