• This is where all the programming and technical manuals live, but they tend to migrate downward as needed.
  • The Jaques Cousteu set moved up here. Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic cribbed heavily from these.
  • Mostly design and typography. Again, this stuff tends to migrate to lower shelves.
  • Fine Art books. A few are mine, but most are Pamela's.
  • The screen rolls down for the projector when we watch movies. Not so good in the daylight, but that's kind of the point.
  • I think this is mostly fiction, but Pame moved a lot of this stuff recently and I didn't see where everything turned up.
  • Pame collects this series of children's storybooks. Andy Warhol did some of the illustrations early in his career.
  • I found this photo enlarger timer in the dump, years ago. It reminds me of my darkroom days.
  • Dictionaries and language reference.
  • Photos I've taken and printed. Mostly from high school; not that much makes its way to paper these days.
  • Journals (mostly Pame's) live in the box.
  • I have a hard time throwing away magazines. We recently culled out a bunch, but there's still a sizable collection.
  • Mostly theory and new media criticism.
  • A year or two ago I got really tired of dust jackets. Now when I buy a book, the jacket comes off and is added to this roll. One day I'll do something with them.
  • Mostly philosophy books from my undergrad days.
  • Theory overflow? This is kind of a grey area.
  • Screws, nails, metal bits and whatnot all live in this nice old Maxwell House tin. I learned that trick from Andy. So far I haven't contracted tetanus.
  • Fiction here, mostly Paul Auster. Trying to go alpha by author, but it breaks down pretty quickly
  • These are where the buttons (or "badges" if yr of the UK persuasion) live before I put them on canvas.
  • Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle. One day I'll re-read these, but I've got a lot of other stuff to plow through first.
  • TOP: Photo album. MIDDLE: A birthday gift from a few years ago which I'll never read. BOTTOM: A bargain rack copy of Quicksilver which I picked up as a loaner copy. Anybody want it?
  • Pretty gnarly mix of fiction, Borges, DV tapes and whatnot.
  • A little tea tin to put cable ties in.
  • More media theory, but getting into science books.
  • A little series of art books which we somehow accumulated.
  • This box used to be a pinhole camera from Mr. Wright's physics class. Now it holds photos and postcards.
  • The O'Reilly books and technical manuals and design books which migrated from the top shelf.
  • Comics!
  • Cookbooks and cooking magazines. Nearest the kitchen, natch.
  • History and political theory. Not the largest section, but growing rapidly, and consistently finding itself home to the most urgent new acquisitions.
  • Judaica and religion. Class will end in a few weeks, hopefully freeing up some much-needed bookshelf space.
  • LIfestyle, culture, biography, music, music-bio, pop-sociology (ie Gladwell, Surowieki, etc). Kind of a jumble.
  • DVDs
  • I found this at a Goodwill somewhere. It's slated to be the first victim of my urge to circuit-bend.
  • Music CDs, data CDs, and binders of CDs. There got to be a better way to store this stuff.
  • Just a mess. Journals, sketchbooks, copy paper. Needs to be cleaned.

Annotated Bookshelf

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20070507 Photomerge of the bookshelf. I like the way the lighting and perspective get all weird. These annotations describe what's actually here. I'd like to do another set outlining where everything's _supposed_ to be. And then maybe I can actually put everything where it belongs.

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  1. boswellian [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    Hah! My fiction shelf starts with Paul Auster and Saul Bellow, and then the whole system pretty much falls apart. Roth even made his way up to the top shelf. Great wall of books!

  2. Vanderlin 84 months ago | reply

    thats were all the brain power comes from.

  3. Susan Dulaney Wright 82 months ago | reply

    How do you put notes on your photograph?

  4. vapnet [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

    hi, i'm the ghost behind a group called intelligence as a linguistic concept, and it would be cool to have your bookshelf added to the group

  5. cemcgee 74 months ago | reply

    I hate dust jackets too.

  6. Mika Lins 70 months ago | reply

    Hi! I'm admin for a group called "AT HOME WITH BOOKS" and we'd love to have this added to the group!
    flickr.com/groups/814143@N20/

  7. Melody.loves.you 69 months ago | reply

    Great photo! We'd love to have it in our group! Please add this photo to Books on the Shelf!
    flickr.com/groups/829756@N20/

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    Found in a search. (?)

  8. brightredkid 66 months ago | reply

    woah, love the different dimensions
    you cut it interestingly and the lighting, fantastic

  9. captcreate 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called What's on your shelves?, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Please join the group! :)

  10. hanna d 59 months ago | reply

    Wow, I love that. My bookshelf is mostly fiction.

  11. silent-j 51 months ago | reply

    Your neighbours must be puzzled why their wall is concave! Great view.

  12. Églantine 34 months ago | reply

    A cool image!

  13. Ironmonger 4 months ago | reply

    The lives and hopes of a Book
    Buy one book and get another one free
    a choice and a sale to me may well be
    a novel perhaps or one on food
    or a comedy of Clouseau if you're in the mood
    a photography manual may hold some tips there for me
    then show them of flickr and hope others they may see
    the book on arts looks a little heavy as a read
    and that psychopathology would my hypochondria feed
    i suppose a book on wine would help me choose one for dinner
    but the myths of the the Norsemen could to me be a winner
    i would like to help by buying something to aid a good cause
    as i scan all of the shelves and by each one i then pause
    right that's it i will just reach out for the one i will pick
    and whatever it is by my choice It's by that i will stick
    any of these book may hold a light that can open my eyes
    where thoughts of an outcome becomes the surprise
    for we read on for the knowledge the words will give
    to seek more of the answers for the reasons we live
    not always given the time to find the reason of life
    that we seek day to day and such doubts thought more rife
    but as the words now flow as an emanating light
    that will light up the your world to the visions now in sight
    arrgh I've just realised if it was buy one and get another free
    well! here we go again looks as if I'll be here for hours i can see
    Poem by Ironmonger

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