October 2: (Infra)Structures and Logistics

ReCAP Repository, via Princeton University Library

We’ll recap our previous field trips and discuss the material landscapes and logistics of information.



The Warburg Library

The Prelinger Library

Backstage & Underground


PRELINGER: Melanie Feinberg, “Classificationist as Author: The Case of the Prelinger Library” [unpublished manuscript]; Megan Shaw Prelinger, “On the Organization of the Prelinger Library”; Megan Shaw Prelinger, “To Build a LibraryBad Subjects 73 (April 2005); Marie L. Radford, Jessica Lingel & Gary R. Radford, “Alternative Libraries as Heterotopias: Challenging Conventional Constructs” Paper presented at Library Research Seminar V, University of Maryland, College Park, October 6-9, 2010.

WARBURG: Aby Warburg’s Mnemosyne Atlas,” Frieze 80 (January-February 2004; Giorgio Agamben, “Aby Warburg and the Nameless Science” In Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy, ed. & trans. Daniel Heller-Roazen (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000); Dorothée Bauerle-Willert, “On the Warburg Humanities Library,” Trans. Mark Walz, In Building for Books: Traditions and Visions, Eds. Susanne Bieri & Walther Fuchs (Boston: Birkhäuser, 2001): 253-267; Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, “Gerhard Richter’s ‘Atlas’: The Anomic Archive,” October 88 (Spring 1999): 117-45; Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, “Gerhard Richter’s Atlas: The Anomic Archive” in Charles Merewether, ed., The Archive: Documents in Contemporary Art (MIT Press 2006): 85-102; Common Knowledge 18:1 (Winter 2012): Warburg Special Issue; E. H. Gombrich, “Warburg: A Historical Witness” in Ingrid Schaffner & Matthias Winzen, eds., Deep Storage: Collecting, Storing, and Archiving in Art (New York: Prestel, 1998); Ernst Gombrich, “The Warburg Institute: A Personal Memoir,” The Gombrich Archive; Adam Gopnick, “In the Memory Ward,” New Yorker (March 16, 2015); *Geraldine Juárez, Intercolonial Technogalactic (2015) [on the Google Cultural Institute]; Jack Grove, “New Warburg Institute Director Outlines Plan to Stop ‘Slide into Obscurity,” Times Higher Education (October 15, 2015); Philippe-Alain Michaud, “Hamburg: The Art History Scene” in Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion, trans. Sophie Hawkes (New York: Zone Books, 2007): 229-46; Fritz Saxl, “The History of Warburg’s Library” in E. Gombrich, Aby Warburg: An Intellectual Biography (London: Warburg Institute, University of London, 1980); Barbara Maria Stafford, “Reconceiving the Warburg Library as a Working Museum of the Mind,” Common Knowledge 18:1 (Winter 2012): 180-7.

STORAGE + LOGISTICS: Eliyahu Keller, “Doors, Tunnels, Archives, Architecture: Eliyahu Katz in Conversation with Jeffrey Schnapp,” Thresholds 46 (2018): 336 to end; Shannon Mattern, “Extract and Preserve,” New Geographies 9 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Graduate School of Design, December 2017); Shannon Mattern, “Bureaucracy’s Playthings,” Reanimation Library’s Word Processor (October 28, 2013); Shannon Mattern, “Closet Archive,” Places Journal (July 2017); Shannon Mattern, “Learning from the Library (Without Cracking a Book),” Public Lecture, Smith College, April 1,6, 2015; Metalab, Cold Storage {video} (2015); Underground Vaults & Storage; Joshua Rothman, “The Many Lives of Iron Mountain,” New Yorker (October 9, 2013); Craig Shank & George Drake, Jr., Everything Sounds 25: “Packard Campus” (May 23, 2013) [28:10].

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