Cool Cover(s) of the Week (kind of): Blue Vein and Red Threat

 I didn’t have time this week to scan in a cool cover. But I have had this image ready, just waiting to put in a post.

A few years ago the New York Times ran this picture which I thought was fabulous. This image isn’t as good as I would like because the copy of the picture that I scanned has gotten a bit beat up in my files over the years.

In looking for information on this art installation I came across this great article about color coded shelves. From that article:

Even The New York Times Magazine’s style section recently featured the home of art collector Andy Stillpass, which houses a number of site-specific works by leading contemporary artists in a wide variety of media, including Stillpass’s own books, which were rearranged first by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster to form “The Blue Vein” in 1993 and then further juggled by Rirkrit Tiravanija to form “The Red Threat” several years later.

4 thoughts on “Cool Cover(s) of the Week (kind of): Blue Vein and Red Threat

  1. Lucille November 18, 2009 / 9:23 am

    I've got a low silver wall made from my Persephone books!


  2. Heavenly Housewife November 18, 2009 / 12:55 pm

    It does look great. Books can be works of art in themselves. Interior designers often use them… do they read them, probably not LOL.
    Thanks for the tip on the pret brownies. Will definitely try them. Yes, all in the name of research :D


  3. Paperback Reader November 18, 2009 / 1:09 pm

    As you know, I love colour-themed shelves! They are so aesthetically pleasing; the blues and greens in that article had be gasping out loud as they are so lovely.


  4. Thomas at My Porch November 19, 2009 / 8:28 am

    Lucille: I bet they look lovely. I shelve my fiction by author. I am not sure how I am going to handle my new Persephones.

    HH: I don't mind people arranging books for the sake of decoration, but I am annoyed by designers (and customers) who buy nice looking books by the foot for the sake of decoration.

    PR: I know, I have loved your posts about color coded shelves. Once I came across the linked article, I was going to link to you and others who have done that, but in the end I was in a bit of a hurry and didn't develop the post as much as I could have.


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