Artists Re-Imagine Libraries, Archives and the Book

See how artists and creative practitioners have re-imagined the concepts of 'the library', 'the archive' and 'the book' in their practice. Also check out our creative research resource The Hatchery http://gsahatchery.wordpress.com/
Reading Position for Second Degree Burn (1970) by Dennis Oppenheim

Reading Position for Second Degree Burn (1970) by Dennis Oppenheim

David Shrigley (1997) Dear Librarian

David Shrigley (1997) Dear Librarian

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive.    These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive. These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive.    These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive. These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive.    These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive. These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive.    These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

Hess presents us with 13 ‘collections’ made with over 1,200 images from the University of Edinburgh’s digitised archive. These images are grouped by formal criteria that are at once inspiring, evocative and amusing

The Library Was | Book WorksThe Library Was sees OOMK reimagining the function, aesthetic and user culture of the library. Opening in an austerity-stricken future in which all public libraries have closed, it goes on to assert the continued importance of libraries via interviews with London-based library enthusiasts, a profile of the revolutionary Cuban librarian Marta Terry González, a re-assessment of The Five Laws of Library Science, 1931, as they do and don't apply to the collection of…

The Library Was | Book WorksThe Library Was sees OOMK reimagining the function, aesthetic and user culture of the library. Opening in an austerity-stricken future in which all public libraries have closed, it goes on to assert the continued importance of libraries via interviews with London-based library enthusiasts, a profile of the revolutionary Cuban librarian Marta Terry González, a re-assessment of The Five Laws of Library Science, 1931, as they do and don't apply to the collection of…

French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world in search of some of the most beautiful book havens out there and so far has visited Paris and Rome.  He plans to travel to Europe and South America, North America and Asia next. His on-going project, House of Books, is just beginning, but he aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition”.

These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world

French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world in search of some of the most beautiful book havens out there and so far has visited Paris and Rome. He plans to travel to Europe and South America, North America and Asia next. His on-going project, House of Books, is just beginning, but he aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition”.

French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world in search of some of the most beautiful book havens out there and so far has visited Paris and Rome.  He plans to travel to Europe and South America, North America and Asia next. His on-going project, House of Books, is just beginning, but he aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition”.

These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world

French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world in search of some of the most beautiful book havens out there and so far has visited Paris and Rome. He plans to travel to Europe and South America, North America and Asia next. His on-going project, House of Books, is just beginning, but he aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition”.

French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world in search of some of the most beautiful book havens out there and so far has visited Paris and Rome.  He plans to travel to Europe and South America, North America and Asia next. His on-going project, House of Books, is just beginning, but he aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition”.

These are some of the most beautiful libraries in the world

French photographer Franck Bohbot travels the world in search of some of the most beautiful book havens out there and so far has visited Paris and Rome. He plans to travel to Europe and South America, North America and Asia next. His on-going project, House of Books, is just beginning, but he aims to “offer a new approach in terms of atmosphere, colours and composition”.

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