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28 June 2008, dusan

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  1. Adrian Bankhead on August 4, 2009 10:20 am

    This is the single most amazing website that I have ever seen! Your book choice is superb – soooooooo many good books to complete my own bookshelf… how can I possibly choose what to read first when I want to read them all?! And then… you’ve posted all of the cabinets. Really? Can my eyes be deceiving me?! You make me want to cry. Cabinet is my favorite magazine in the world, that I only discovered last year. I was dizzy by the time I ran into them looking at everything else, and then, just… wow. My jaw is hanging down in disbelief. I’m constantly asking myself, how you could have possibly have found all of these amazing books?

  2. monoskop on August 6, 2009 11:00 am

    thanks Adrian! we appreciate your support very much. torrent of all the content is expected soon, which will make things much easier.

  3. Bedueutng blog on November 6, 2009 11:28 am

    HI there monoskop. First off congratulations on your collection. Second, do take a look at our blog (address above) and the ‘library’ section of bedeutung magazine: http://www.bedeutung.co.uk; you might some topical material. Third, are you purposely not publishing verso books, although they are widely available? As a gesture of camaraderie towards this publisher? or is it simply accidental?

    [this comment is not really meant to be published publicly - please respond in person]

    thanks

    a

  4. Bedeutung Blog on November 6, 2009 11:30 am

    >>corrected the blog address

    HI there monoskop. First off congratulations on your collection. Second, do take a look at our blog (address above) and the ‘library’ section of bedeutung magazine: http://www.bedeutung.co.uk; you might some topical material. Third, are you purposely not publishing verso books, although they are widely available? As a gesture of camaraderie towards this publisher? or is it simply accidental?

    [too late]

    thanks

    a

  5. Ellie K on May 4, 2010 8:31 am

    Like those that preceeded me, I commend you on this website. It is fantastic.

    But I also commend you for the delightful comment thread above. I am still laughing out loud. Thank you for all your efforts.

  6. focion on January 28, 2013 6:22 pm

    thank you very much. (!!!)

  7. A person of extraordinary taste on June 11, 2013 5:03 pm

    Just to reiterate what was noted above, this collection appears to be reading my mind. It provides a soft and portable version of a large number of books I have on my shelf already.

    It also leaves me guessing at the fingerprint of the curator. I can think of a couple of people I know who have this kind of overlap with my academic tastes, and I’m sure there are many others. Shame that the nature of the beast makes it difficult to figure out who shares an interest.

    And, I’m very happy to see my own book listed among these. Not sure it is deserving, but I consider it an honor. (I doubt my publisher would agree. :)

    +1 on a complete torrent…

  8. dadawitch on September 9, 2013 6:23 am

    this is the best – you are doing such good work i love love love

  9. Razzkazz on December 10, 2013 2:30 pm

    I was wondering about the legality of this site. I guess I know the answer but how can you share all this content at no cost? Do you have the permission of the copyright owners?

  10. Razzkazz on December 10, 2013 2:49 pm

    OK, sorry I just saw the disclaimer at the bottom. While I think this site is an amazing resource I have an uneasy feeling about plundering such an archive of material. As an example there is a lot of work written by artists and I guess downloaded by artists. I just wonder the same people would feel if their work was freely available. Libraries, another great resource are not free either. If they are not funded they close.

  11. dusan on December 10, 2013 3:08 pm

    Perhaps there is more to it than sheer economics.

  12. Razzkazz on December 10, 2013 3:19 pm

    Sure, I don’t want to sound like a killjoy but this site gets a lot of love and press on the net making it almost seem legal, almost to good to be true. I admit I don’t support free culture, I am an artist, just as we don’t live a free society. Yes, knowledge is power and all that, but creators need to get paid too. That’s were the economics come in :)

  13. dusan on December 10, 2013 3:45 pm

    There is good intention on our part, if it hits a wall, the work is taken down. Learning on the go.. and conditions are constantly changing as well.

  14. Razzkazz on December 10, 2013 4:36 pm

    Understood. But over the last few years I have noticed peoples acceptance of the idea of free culture without really thinking it through. It is not a changing landscape it HAS changed. I think if people want art and knowledge they have to pay, like any other service. These are not new ideas. I am guilty of downloading content but I am changing my attitude.

    There are always systems to allow content owners to get paid. Torrent sites and such are just greedy, not willing to share and revenues and such. There might not be a perfect solution straightaway but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to try.

  15. Elisa Leshowitz on January 6, 2014 8:16 pm

    Please kindly remove the title “A Brief History of Curating” authored by Hans Ulrich Obrist from your website as this is an unauthorized download.
    thank you,
    Elisa

  16. D. J. Williams on June 24, 2014 1:56 am

    Hi there– I see no E.V.Ilyenkov content up here, though I do see Spinoza, and Computation & human experience, which links the two. Mightn’t that lacuna be filled in time? And were you (I wonder idly to myself) in San Diego? If so, I wonder if may have exchanged a thought or two over Vico in days gone by.

    Thanks!
    D

  17. dmf on July 24, 2014 8:09 pm
  18. Carlos Ferrand on October 16, 2014 3:01 pm

    Hi

    this is wonderful!
    Can I download and save the book on my desktop for further perusal?
    thanks
    carlos

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