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Boggs, a comedy of values

Auteur : Lawrence Weschler
Éditeur: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, 1999.
Collection: Passions and wonders series.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données:WorldCat
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"New Yorker writer Lawrence Weschler chronicles the antics of J.S.G. Boggs, a young artist with a certain panache, a certain flair, a certain je ne payes pas - an artist, that is, whose consuming passion is money, or perhaps, more precisely, value. What Boggs likes to do is to draw money - actual paper notes in the denominations of standard currencies from all over the world - and then to go out and try to spend  Lire la suite...
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Personne nommée: J S G Boggs; J S G Boggs; James S G Boggs
Type d’ouvrage: Ressource Internet
Type de document: Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Lawrence Weschler
ISBN: 0226893952 9780226893952 0226893960 9780226893969
Numéro OCLC: 40473761
Description: xiv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contenu: A fool's questions --
"Morons in a hurry" --
Afterword. Zeno's jester ; Mad hatter --
Bibliographic essay.
Titre de collection: Passions and wonders series.
Responsabilité: Lawrence Weschler.
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This work chronicles the antics of J.S.G. Boggs, a young artist whose consuming passion is money, or more precisely value. What Boggs likes to do is to draw money - paper notes in the denominations  Lire la suite...

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