our brief exercise, for Monday (1 April) —
Compare a chapter (or long treatment) in Cramsie, with a comparable discussion in any of the other design history surveys available to us. Discuss the parallels and differences, and what if anything is missing in either or both of the treatments.
We talked about collections.
- Leanne Shapton
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009), and her
Swimming Studies (Blue Rider Press, 2012) also,
- Ilene Beckerman, her Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Algonquin Books, 1995)
- Bicycle Portraits (three books) and the associated website.
And tentatively agreed on the idea of cataloging a collection. The collection might be design oriented. But certainly some/all of the items in a collection, would be describable in design terms.
Walter Benjamin came up in this connection.