The Big Archive: Art From Bureaucracy

The Big Archive features an impressive cast of characters: Sigmund Freud, Marchel Duchamp, Alexandr Rodchenko, Andy Warhol, Sophie Calle—all masterfully catalogued and filed into Sven Spieker’s meta-archival project. This original and carefully crafted book reveals the extent to which modernity produced and was produced by archival technologies ranging from Wunderblocks to typewriters, from boites-en-valise to filing cabinets.

Text: Spieker Sven. pp. 234; hardcover. Publisher: M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, 2008.

ISBN: 9780262195706| 0262195704
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The Big Archive features an impressive cast of characters: Sigmund Freud, Marchel Duchamp, Alexandr Rodchenko, Andy Warhol, Sophie Calle—all masterfully catalogued and filed into Sven Spieker’s meta-archival project. This original and carefully crafted book reveals the extent to which modernity produced and was produced by archival technologies ranging from Wunderblocks to typewriters, from boites-en-valise to filing cabinets.