Author Archives: Alyssa Loera

LIBRARY SHELF: Successful Photography

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Feininger, Andreas; Successful Photography (1954) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “This book was written to teach you “photography.” Last Line: “Call a physician!” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI — Twitter Feed (05-24-16) Accession #: ICI-02589

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LIBARY SHELF: Teaching Visual Culture

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Freedman, Kelly Teaching Visual Culture (2003) ICI Shelf: Visuality First Line: “This book is about the intersection of art and education at all levels.” Last Line: “And the community debate must include continual challenge so that student art that goes beyond the … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Big Book of the Unexplained

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Moench, Doug; et al. The Big Book of the Unexplained: Allegedly True Tales of Paranormal Phenomena (1997) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “Greetings to tunnel-visioned skeptics and gullible believers alike.” Last Line: “And I can only hope that our neurons, now … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Curious History of Music Boxes

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Mosoriak, Roy The Curious History of Music Boxes (1943) ICI Shelf: Dante First Line: “The music box was the first automatic musical instrument of wide use.” Last Line: “If the owner of a repaired music box follows instructions, his music box will … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Photography. Crisis of History

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Foncuberta, Joan; Ed. Photography. Crisis of History (2000) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear First Line: “Both in the region of North America and in the most advanced countries of Europe, the seventies signified for photography the beginning of is double institutionalization … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: Black and Blue

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Mavor, Carol Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetee, Sans Soleil and Hiroshima mon amour (2012) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear First Line: “I was once an infant, without speech, marked by (a black and blue) image from … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: A Sorrow Beyond Dreams

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Handke, Peter A Sorrow Beyond Dreams (2002) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear First Line: “The Sunday edition of Kartner Volkzeitung carried the following item under “Local News”: “In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, comitted suicide on Friday … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Preparation of the Novel

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Barthes, Roland; The Preparation of the Novel (2003) ICI Shelf: Barthes’ Tear First Line: “The Sunday edition of Kartner Volkzeitung carried the following item under “Local News”: “In the village of A. (G. township), a housewife, aged 51, comitted suicide on … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer

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Kriwaczek, Rohan On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer: (And the Many Crimes of Tobias James) (2008) ICI Shelf: Current Project First Line: “The death of Amanda Palmer on May 13th, 2002 passed largely unnoticed by the wider world, initially at … Continue reading

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LIBRARY SHELF: The Singular Objects of Architecture

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Baudrillard, Jean and Jean Nouvel; The Singular Objects of Architecture (2002) ICI Shelf: Architecture First Line: “We can’t begin with nothing because, logically, nothingness is the culmination of something.” Last Line: “We still have the exception to invalidate the rule.” ICI History: First … Continue reading

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