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Author: Kenneth Goldsmith

ISBN: 9781784781590
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 22 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 17.8 x 5.1
Description:
Acclaimed artist Kenneth Goldsmith's thousand page beautiful homage to New York City.

Renowned poet and conceptual artist Kenneth Goldsmith collects a massive assortment of quotations about New York City in the 20th century. This kaleidoscopic montage from hundreds of sources is a literary adoration of New York as the capital of the world, and was inspired by Walter Benjamin's unfinished masterpiece, the Arcades Project, a compendium of quotations about 19th century Paris.

Goldsmith brings together an immense archive of quotations about modern New York from novels, histories, newspapers, memoirs, letters, advertisements, and more unlikely sources, all organized into lyrical and philosophical categories. The result is a magisterial and poetic history of New York in the 20th century, and an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind book of experimental literature.

About the Author

KENNETH GOLDSMITH is the founding editor of UbuWeb, teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and is Senior Editor of PennSound. He was an artist and sculptor for many years before ...

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