Deaccessioning, or weeding, is a vital process that allows librarians to replace outdated, inaccurate, unpopular and/or physically damaged books with newer, more pertinent materials. The Deaccession Library highlights the obscure, trivial and misleading so as to better understand the relevant, the beautiful and the true.

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With Drawn I
2007
collection of discarded library books from 25 states, wood, steel
36 x 96 in.

 

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With Drawn II
2007
discarded modified card catalog of 5,000 books withdrawn from libraries in 25 states
Dimensions variable.

 

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With Drawn III
2007
sliced discarded library desk tops as benches
Dimensions variable.

 

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With Drawn III (Detail)
2007
wood, steel, collection of discarded library books curated by Lumi Tan
36 x 16 in.



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