Author(s): Sven Spieker
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The archive as a crucible of twentieth-century modernism and key for understanding contemporary art.
Winner of AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show Design Awards: Trade Illustrated Category 2009.
" The Big Archive is a wonderfully erudite study of the avant-garde"s anti-archival strategies that aim to subvert the structure and function of its nineteenth-century "hybrid institution." Spieker"s arguments are often beguilingly clever, at times devilishly so." Craig Leonard Prefix Photo
Anoma Pieris is a lecturer in the Department of Architectureat the University of Melbourne.