An inspiring cross-section of notable libraries, this beautiful book celebrates the arts of reading and collecting. Unpacking my library: architects and their books features the libraries of:stan allenhenry cobbliz diller & ric scofidiopeter eisenmanmichael gravessteven holltoshiko morimichael SorkinBernard TschumiTodd Williams & Billie TsienPeter Eisenman’s Recommended Titles:Robert Musil, Delirious New YorkJacques Derrida, Gravity’s RainbowRobert Venturi, The Four Books on ArchitectureWalter Benjamin, Of GrammatologyAndrea Palladio, IlluminationsJames Joyce, Complexity and Contradiction in ArchitectureRem Koolhaas, The Man Without QualitiesLe Corbusier, Finnegans WakeWilliam Faulkner, Vers une ArchitectureThomas Pynchon, Light in August .
Unpacking My Library: Architects and Their Books #ad - Yes, I am. What i am really concerned with is giving you some insight into the relationship of a book collector to his possessions, into collecting rather than a collection. Walter benjamin, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? what does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? Unpacking My Library provides an intimate look at the personal libraries of twelve of the world’s leading architects, 1931 What does a library say about the mind of its owner? How do books map the intellectual interests, alongside conversations about the significance of books to their careers and lives.
Photographs of bookshelves—displaying well-loved and rare volumes, eclectic organizational schemes, and the individual touches that make a bookshelf one’s own—provide an evocative glimpse of their owner’s personal life.
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their BooksYale University Press #ad - Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, pristine hardcovers, worn textbooks, and childhood companions. In her introduction, leah price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections.
This gorgeous second volume in the popular unpacking My Library series explores the bookshelves of favorite novelists As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object—whether pristine collectible or battered relic—is growing as well. Supplementing the photographs are Price's interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books.
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books #ad - Unpacking my library: writers and Their Books spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile. Unpacking my library: writers and their books features the personal libraries of alison bechdel, Gary Shteyngart, Stephen Carter, Philip Pullman, Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee, Junot Díaz, Claire Messud and James Wood, Jonathan Lethem, Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker, and Edmund White.
Unpacking My Library: Artists and Their BooksYale University Press #ad - 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. Artists and their books showcases the personal libraries of ten important contemporary artists based in the United States Mark Dion, Wangechi Mutu, and Carrie Mae Weems, and the United Kingdom Billy Childish, Theaster Gates, Ed Ruscha, Canada Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Tracey Emin, and Martin Parr.
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. Through engaging interviews, the artists discuss the necessity of reading and the meaning of books in their lives and careers.
Unpacking My Library: Artists and Their Books #ad - . A captivating tour of the bookshelves of ten leading artists, artistic practice, and identity Taking its inspiration from Walter Benjamin’s seminal 1931 essay, exploring the intricate connections between reading, the Unpacking My Library series charts a spirited exploration of the reading and book collecting practices of today’s leading thinkers.
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. Yale.
Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten DigressionsYale University Press #ad - Packing up his enormous, order and disorder, 35, or cast out, choosing which books to keep, 000‑volume personal library, Manguel found himself in deep reverie on the nature of relationships between books and readers, store, books and collectors, memory and reading. Manguel’s musings range widely, from delightful reflections on the idiosyncrasies of book lovers to deeper analyses of historic and catastrophic book events, including the burning of ancient Alexandria’s library and contemporary library lootings at the hands of ISIS.
With insight and passion, civilized, the author underscores the universal centrality of books and their unique importance to a democratic, and engaged society. In june 2015 alberto manguel prepared to leave his centuries-old village home in France’s Loire Valley and reestablish himself in a one-bedroom apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Packing My Library: An Elegy and Ten Digressions #ad - Yale. In this poignant and personal reevaluation of his life as a reader, the author illuminates the highly personal art of reading and affirms the vital role of public libraries. Bbc radio 4 book of the week a best-selling author and world-renowned bibliophile meditates on his vast personal library and champions the vital role of all libraries.
The Book: An HomageDavid R Godine #ad - For those wanting to keep their hard copies close and chat with friends about the joy books have brought into their lives, The Book offers up a kindred spirit. Yale. With anecdotes of serendipitously finding vintage copies of literary classics and bemoaning the loaned book you'll never get back, Spinnen reminds us that even if the eBook has made reading during a commute easier, it will never bring us as much pride as a well-stocked shelf.
There's a hole in the heart of humanity that only books like The Book can fill. German author burkhard spinnen revisits moments of bibliophilia mixed with anguish through a personal and historical journey of the books we encounter and the places we meet them. Or recover the smell of ink on paper, or the pleasure of good margins and letter-spaced capitals.
The Book: An Homage #ad - This condensed history of the printed word along with the dashing and mildly provocative line-cut illustrations of Line Hoven will embolden you to speak out and insure its future.
Dalí/DuchampRoyal Academy of Arts #ad - After meeting in the 1930s through mutual contacts within the surrealist group, New York and Catalonia, spending time together in Paris, Duchamp and Dalí maintained a firm friendship over the following decades, where Duchamp purchased a summer house in Cadaqués, close to Dalí’s home in Port Lligat.
Throughout this volume, chief among them eroticism and identity, expert contributors explore themes common to both artists, and both men’s engagement with science, optics, religion and myth. Eroticism, science and humor collide in the work of these two close friendsDalí/Duchamp takes a detailed look at the little-explored relationship between two of the 20th century’s most famous artists.
Dalí/Duchamp #ad - Beyond their shared thematic concerns, the artists knew and respected each other. But the two men were united by a unique combination of humor and skepticism that led both to challenge conventional views of art and life in their own respective ways. The two might seem like polar opposites at first glance―marcel duchamp 1887–1968, appears to have little in common with the showmanlike Salvador Dalí 1904–89, the father of conceptual art who rejected painting in 1918, the exceptional Surrealist painter of fantastical landscapes.
. Yale. Dalí/duchamp offers a fresh understanding of the work of two seminal artists of the 20th century. Each section of the book is sumptuously illustrated with key pieces from both artists’ bodies of work and features previously unpublished photographs, letters and ephemera that testify to the enduring warmth of their friendship.
Remarkable Books: The World's Most Beautiful and Historic WorksDK #ad - Spotlighting ancient and modern masterpieces, Remarkable Books is chronologically ordered to demonstrate the correlations between the growth in human knowledge and advancements in the bookmaking process. Alongside breathtaking images of the books and manuscripts discussed, each exquisite chapter charts the evolution and legacy of these landmark books and the people who produced them.
Yale. A beautiful and enthralling guide to more than 80 of the world’s most celebrated, and important written works, rare, from the Dead Sea Scrolls to Anne Frank’s diary to the first Penguin paperbacks. Remarkable books delves into the stories behind the most incredible tomes ever produced, offering an insight into their wider social and cultural contexts.
The Book Addict: Stories of BibliomaniaMount San Antonio College/Philosophy Group #ad - It is a judicious selection on bibliomania from such distinguished authors as Eugene Field, Christopher Morley, and Issac Disraeli. This text contains a number of timeless essays from several classic and mostly out of print works focusing on the love of books, collecting books, organizing one's library, and how books become lost over time.
The House of Twenty Thousand BooksNew York Review Books #ad - He briefly attended the newly established Hebrew University in Jerusalem, until World War II interrupted his studies. Back in england, he married, and for many years he and Miriam ran a respected Jewish bookshop in London’s East End. When the nazis invaded russia in june 1941, Chimen joined the Communist Party, becoming a leading figure in the party’s National Jewish Committee.
The atheist son of one of the century’s most important rabbis, chimen was born in 1916 near Minsk, and then immigrated to London, spent his early teenage years in Moscow while his father served time in a Siberian labor camp for religious proselytizing, where he discovered the writings of Karl Marx and became involved in left-wing politics.
Named one of kirkus's best nonfiction books of 2015the House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history. In middle age, this time as a liberal thinker, professor, humanist, Chimen reinvented himself once more, and manuscripts’ expert for Sotheby’s auction house.
Journalist sasha abramsky re-creates here a lost world, and the ideas that filled his grandparents’ house, the books, bringing to life the people, William Morris manuscripts and woodcuts, from gatherings that included Eric Hobsbawm and Isaiah Berlin to books with Marx’s handwritten notes, an early sixteenth-century Bomberg Bible, and a first edition of Descartes’s Meditations.
The House of Twenty Thousand Books #ad - For more than fifty years chimen and his wife, Miriam, hosted epic gatherings in their house of books that brought together many of the age’s greatest thinkers. He remained a member until 1958, when, shockingly late in the day, he finally acknowledged the atrocities committed by Stalin. New york Review of Books.
Russian Dada 1914-1924 The MIT PressThe MIT Press #ad - The text and images show that, the artists often pushed the Dadaesque into Russian mass culture, while not neglecting the serious project of public agitation for Marxist ideology, in the form of absurdist and chance-based collages and designs. New york Review of Books. The works described and documented in russian dada were produced at the height of Dada's flourishing, between World War I and the death of Vladimir Lenin―who, was a frequent visitor to Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, incidentally, the founding site of Dada.
Russian dada, almost all in color, madrid, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Museo Reina Sofia, includes 250 images, and essays by leading art historians. A lavishly illustrated volume that views Russian avant-garde art through the lens of Dada. This is the first book to approach Russian avant-garde art from the perspective of the anti-art canons associated with the international Dada movement.
Russian Dada 1914-1924 The MIT Press #ad - Like the dadaists, and engaged in eccentric practices and pacifist actions, fused the verbal and visual, the Russian avant-gardists whose works appear in this volume strove for internationalism, including outrageous performances and anti-war campaigns. The works featured in this lavishly illustrated volume thrive on negation, and absurdity, irony, with the goal of constructing a new aesthetic paradigm that is an alternative to both positivist and rationalist Constructivism as well as metaphysical and cosmic Suprematism.
An appendix provides a wide selection of primary texts―historical writings by such key figures as Nikolai Punin, Kazimir Malevich, Varvara Stepanova, and Aleksandr Rodchenko. Essays bymargarita tupitsyn, victor tupitsyn, aleksandr rodchenko, olga rozanova, nadezhda udaltsova, 41°, aleksei kruchenykh, gustav klutsis, wladyslaw Strzeminski, Olga Burenina-PetrovaArtistsNatan Altman, Aleksei Morgunov, Kazimir Malevich, the Nothingdoers, Varvara Stepanova, Sergei Sharshun, Valentina Kulagina, Vasilii Ermilov, Igor Terentiev, Natasha Kurchanova, Vladimir Lebedev, Vladimir Tatlin, Ilya Zdanevich, Ivan Kluin, Ivan Puni, Kirill ZdanevichCopublished with Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid Yale.
Artists and Their Books / Books and Their ArtistsGetty Research Institute #ad - Yale. This volume also presents precursors to the artist’s book, such as Joris Hoefnagel’s sixteenth-century calligraphy masterpiece; single-sheet episodes from Albrecht Dürer’s Life of Mary, designed to be either broadsides or a book; early illustrated scientific works; and avant-garde publications.
Twentieth-century works reveal the impact of artists’ books on Pop Art, feminist art, Conceptualism, Fluxus, and postmodernism. The selection of books by an international range of artists who have chosen to work with texts and images on paper provokes new inquiry into the nature of art and books in contemporary culture.
Countless others who are primarily known as sculptors, or performance artists carry on a parallel practice in artists’ books, Annette Messager, Ed Ruscha, including Anselm Kiefer, painters, and Richard Tuttle. Ever innovative and predictably diverse in their physical formats, artists’ books occupy a creative space between the familiar four-cornered object and challenging works of art that effectively question every preconception of what a book can be.
Artists and Their Books / Books and Their Artists #ad - Many artists specialize in producing self-contained art projects in the form of books, like Ken Campbell and Susan King, or they establish small presses, like Simon Cutts and Erica Van Horn’s Coracle Press or Harry and Sandra Reese’s Turkey Press. Artists and their books / books and their artists includes over one hundred important examples selected from the Getty Research Institute’s Special Collections of more than six thousand editions and unique artists’ books.
. New york Review of Books. This stunning volume illuminates the current moment of artists’ engagement with books, revealing them as an essential medium in contemporary art.