Google Art Project

2011 March 21 Google Books is mired in controversy. Nevertheless, Google’s archivists have added another wing to their digital storehouse. And this time, they seem to have done it right.

The Hannah Arendt Collection: tattered edges of a working library

I am captivated by the tattered edges. These cracked pages were not some investor’s rare-books display. They were gathered by someone who longed not to own but to know; they were assembled to be used, perused, and torn apart. And this is beautiful.