A note on the image:

background image: The background image is Yuri Pavlovich Annenkov s "Dada Assemblage (La danseuse). For more on this image, click here.

framing image: This is an edited copy of the baground image.

Assemblage

"Everything is the same except composition and as the composition is different and always going to be different everything is not the same." (Stein, Composition as Explanation 516)

See Deleuze concept of books as assemblages as laid out in "The Rhizome" in A Thousand Plateaus.

The Arcades Project is itself a book that was more assembled than it was written. Benjamin's "Theory of Quotation"--of taking verse as artifact, of in essence compiling a grand collection of quotations--fits well with Deleuze-Guattari. (sp) theory of the rhizome, in that a book is something that is assembled.

FIND 1000P quote:

Ask the different between assembling and collecting. Assembling holds before it an image of a finished product, while collecting remains open-ended. (true?)

"Everything is the same except composition and as the composition is different and always going to be different everything is not the same." (Stein, Composition as Explanation 516)

The Arcades Project Project is part of Heather Marcelle Crickenberger's doctoral dissertation entitled "The Structure of Awakening": Walter Benjamin and Progressive Scholarship in New Media which was defended and passed on June 27, 2007 at the University of South Carolina. The committe members are as follows: John Muckelbauer, Ph.D, Judith James, Ph.D., Dan Smith, Ph.D, Brad Collins, Ph. D., and Anthony Jarrells, Ph.D. Copyright 2007 by Heather Marcelle Crickenberger. All rights reserved.