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Another gem in the Chopin library is a tiny brochure for an imagined collaborative art fair in the late 1960s, Festival de Fort Boyard. Don't let the unassuming cover fool you; the inside packs quite a punch.
May 25, 2012
Chopin's library contains all kinds of quirky and fascinating volumes.
May 24, 2012
At left: Chopin at a sound poetry performance. At right: sample dactylopoème or typewriterpoem.
May 15, 2012
Bizarre, nos. 1-2; new series, nos. 1-46 (Paris, 1953-1968) Siné's Cover for Bizarre, no. 11/12 (May 1959), a special issue devoted entirely to "Jocondoclastie," or the playful misappropriation (and willful defacement) of the Mona Lisa
May 6, 2009
Der Film-Kurier: Theater, Kunst, Varieté, Funk, 11 volumes (1935-1940). Over 850 issues of one of the most important trade journals of the German cinema industry prioto 1945, all from the Nazi era. Headlines from Der Film-Kurier on November 14, 1935: "Jews No Longer Allowed to Attend Any Cinema" 
May 4, 2009
Ivan Iakovlevich Bilibin, Skazki, 6 vols. (St. Petersburg: Expeditsii Zagotovleniia Gosudarstvennykh Bumag, 1901-1903). Cover of Skazki, no. 3 (May 18, 1902) Peryshko Finista Iasna-Sokola
May 1, 2009

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