Big Archive

Author(s): Sven Spieker

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The archive as a crucible of twentieth-century modernism and key for understanding contemporary art.


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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780262195706
  • : MIT Press
  • : MIT Press
  • : July 2008
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sven Spieker
  • : Hardback
  • : 240