The library in art’s crosshairs

Henry Pisciotta

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The library has been examined critically by many artists, particularly those working since the 1960s. This article identifies four ideas recurring in art works that critique this institution. These themes relate the library to its community, to issues of authorship and ownership, to restrictive forms of order, and to the tension between chaos and order that often accompanies creativity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-26
Number of pages25
JournalArt Documentation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Library and Information Sciences


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