Since reading this last year, I've been meaning to say how much I love the idea of a personal library becoming an accessible work of art. Intimate, interactive, revealing and restless. And with free photocopying facilities. Here's the library of Martha Rosler:
"As an artist's library, her collection suggests multiple meanings and possibilities. She has constantly brought the familiar under closer examination, using text both as a representational strategy and descriptive tool. Given the uncommon diversity of her interests and influences, and their significance in the production of critical positions, we deemed it relevant to open her familiar - and occasionally obscure - sources to readers. Comprising more than 7,000 volumes selected from the books at her residence and studio in Brooklyn and academic office in New Jersey... The contents range from political theory, art history and poetry to science fiction, mystery and children's books; they include periodicals, dictionaries, maps and travel books, as well as photo albums, posters, postcards and newspaper clippings."