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On The Shelf

The #OnTheShelf series presents book recommendations by staff from the Cantor Arts Center and Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

Susan Dackerman

John and Jill Freidenrich Director

The Art of Paper by Caroline Fowler

An interesting history of paper, from its origins in the Arabic world, through its transmission to Asia and finally through Europe.

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Elizabeth Mitchell

Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator, Director of the Curatorial Fellowship Program

A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks

An Autobiographical account of the photographer's life that gives you an incredible window into his art experience and where his art came from.

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Maggie Dethloff

Assistant Curator of Photography and New Media

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

The story of an 1855 expedition into the Alaskan wilderness that combines several topics that Maggie loves, including: photography, nature, museums and archives, and mythology.

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Aleesa Alexander

Assistant Curator of American Art

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The letter of the young son of a mother who cannot read, charting the family's journey from Vietnam to the United States.

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