Unpacking my Collection
‘Ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have to objects.’
— Benjamin, W. (1999). Unpacking my Library. In Illuminations. London: Pimlico.
Walter Benjamin’s essay ‘Unpacking my Library’ provides insight into the relationship between a book collector and their books stimulating through for the use of books beyond reading. It provides the conceptual basis from which 'Unpacking my Collection' reflexively develops and investigates.