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Anton Ginzburg: At the Back of the North Wind

This book is based on an exhibition that was presented at the 54th Venice Biennale. The book traces Ginzburg’s artistic exploration of Hyperborea, the mythical region first described by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus as the land of the Golden Age, a place thought to exist in a state of pure bliss and eternal springtime despite its supposed location in the extreme north.

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    About the Reading Nook

    The Blaffer Art Museum now hosts the Reading Nook in collaboration with the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library.  It is a companion reading space within the museum to complement exhibits.  On a rotating basis, the museum features selected books which viewers are invited to read during visits.  Books that complement the current exhibits are selected to provide museum visitors with a way to deepen their perspective of the exhibitions' concepts, philosophy, and aesthetics.The Reading Nook may contain recommendations by exhibition curators, museum and library staff, and exhibiting artists. The complete selections are featured here, and are categorized, so that you can easily find topics that match your interests.

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