LIBRARY SHELF: Stitching A Revolution


Jones, Cleves Stitching A Revolution (2000) ICI Shelf: AIDS First Line: “Thousands of people stand on a grid of canvas walkways.” Last Line: “Please don’t make us come back.” ICI History: Last line, Today at the ICI-Twitter Feed (11-10-11); First Line, Today at the ICI-Twitter … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Stitching A Revolution

LIBRARY SHELF: Machine Project


Alle, Mark; Jason Bown and Liz Glynn, eds.; MACHINE PROJECT: A Field Guide to the Los Angeles Museum of Art (2009) ICI Shelf: Museums First Line: “Etymologically speaking, “machine” is any means of doing something.” Last Line: “Please give me an Ambient Haircut.” ICI History: First Line, Today at … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Machine Project

LIBRARY SHELF: The Unfinished System of Nonknowledge


Bataille, George (translated by Michelle Kendall and Stuart Kendall); The Unfinished System of Nonknowledge (2001) ICI Shelf: Monkey Head First Line: “It is a banality to claim that there is a fundamental difficulty in human communication.” Last Line: “ready to pray” ICI History: First Line, Today at the ICI … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: The Unfinished System of Nonknowledge

LIBRARY SHELF: The Artificial Kingdom


Olalquiaga, Celeste; The Artificial Kingdom: A Treasury of the Kitsch Experience (1998) ICI Shelf: Museology First Line: “Meet Rodney, king of the hermit crabs.” Last Line: “In Rodney’s eyes I have been able to gaze into myself as never before, and in this awareness he has resuscitated to … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: The Artificial Kingdom

LIBRARY SHELF: Hoaxes and Deceptions


Flaherty, Thomas H., ed.; Library of Curious and Unusual Facts: Hoaxes and Deceptions (1991) ICI Shelf: Ptolemy First Line: “Like an echo in the song of civilization, fakes have attended every great artistic achievement” Last Line: “Evidence of this, according to Washington University anthropologist Robert W Sussman, is … Continue readingLIBRARY SHELF: Hoaxes and Deceptions