October 2: (Infra)Structures and Logistics

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



The Warburg Library

The Prelinger Library

Backstage & Underground

Warburg Reading Room


PRELINGER: Melanie Feinberg, “Classificationist as Author: The Case of the Prelinger Library” [unpublished manuscript]; Megan Shaw Prelinger, “On the Organization of the Prelinger Library”; Megan Shaw Prelinger, “To Build a LibraryBad Subjects 73 (April 2005); Marie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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