Piccadilly Line # 4

w/ Kristian Handberg and Lasse Krog Møller
Forlaget * [Asterisk], 2012.

The Great Exhibition of 1851 housed in the iconic glass halls of Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace sets the referential framework for this issue of The Piccadilly Line. Excerpts from the original registration catalogue from this World Exhibition permeate the book, like textual curios from a not so distant past. Through the different contributions, the reader can become acquainted with so diverse subjects as existentialistic collectors’ mania, the critical potential of football, the travelogue as fetish and even the surprisingly far-reaching cultural history related hot fumes of foul-smelling air, which flows from the otherwise beautiful minaret at the Danish train station Svanemøllen.

Table of contents:

Morten Søndergaard: Evocation
Frits Andersen: The Book as Fetish
William Makepeace Thackeray: The Crystal Palace
Anna Kaae Kjærgaard: Wild Art?
Morten Søndergaard: I Collect, Therefore I Am
Kristian Handberd: Oriental Air Currents
William Makepeace Thackeray: May-Day Ode
Jørn Hansen: From Crystal Palace to Athens
Morten Søndergaard: About Disappearing
Jakob Ladegaard: ‘Glad All Over’
Morten Søndergaard: A Short Reflection on the List in the Writing of Jorge Luis Borges

The book contains an appendix with colour-reproductions of works by the following artists:
Søren Assenholt, Berit Basten, Christian Danielewitz, Stan Ejsing, Elsebeth Jørgensen, Lasse Krog Møller, Peter Ole Pedersen, Anu Ramdas and Christian Salling.

192 pp. illus. B/W with 9 colour plates.
ISBN 978-87-92733-11-5.