Visit our free library dedicated to the history and theory of Russian and international contemporary art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
With 4,000 current members and a space six times bigger than at its opening, Garage Library holds over 20,000 books and periodicals.
Spanning the period from the early twentieth century to the present, the library collection comprises catalogues of exhibitions and Museum collections, monographs and albums—including rare antiquarian editions—, books on philosophy, social theory, gender studies, architecture and design, as well as archives, and most recent issues of Russian and international periodicals (including Artforum, October, Domus, Moscow Art Magazine among other journals).
The electronic catalogue allows visitors to browse through the collection in real time, with the search engine enabling readers to search books and catalogues by key words, authors and personalities. The reading room is equipped with computers connected to the Internet.
Garage Library provides public access to the periodical database JSTOR and the digital image bank Artstor, as well as offering a wide range of public events including reading groups, a series of seminars Studying Art Since 1900 Together and a public program Reading Aloud.
Dan Graham's body of art and theory — which dates from shortly after he moved to New York in 1964 — has become a key part of the Conceptual art canon. He is a highly influential figure in the field of Contemporary art, both as a practitioner and as a well-respected critic and theorist. Best known for his large-scale installations incorporating mirrors — in which viewers become lost in a maze of reflections that they must navigate and interpret as they simultaneously see themselves and other viewers reflected — Graham has long examined the psychological relationship between people and architecture. This volume looks at Graham's key works and incorporates a collection of his seminal writings. A second edition, this important expanded monograph contains new material not found in the first.
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