Archinect - News 2017-06-29T00:07:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131426011/pump-out-the-volumes-50-000-free-books-form-1-art-installation Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation Julia Ingalls 2015-07-08T18:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0x/0x5kjisgzj7lh794.jpg" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Libraries tend to house their stacks indoors, which makes FLUX's art project Lacuna&nbsp;something of a first: a series of nook-friendly triangular wooden shelves, lightly canopied by pages suspended on wires, Lacuna was designed specifically for this year's&nbsp;Bay Area Book Festival. Better yet: the project had no late fees. The intent of the project was to encourage people to permanently take away 50,000 books donated by the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/278743/internet-archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Internet Archive</a>&nbsp;while simultaneously creating a space conducive to reading. According to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_28185848/berkeley:-voluminous-structure-to-be-book-festival-centerpiece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercury News</a>, FLUX art director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.andersonarch.net/about/credentials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Anderson</a>&nbsp;saw the project not only as a means of pumping out the volumes, but also of creating greater aesthetic engagement within the public realm.&nbsp;"We as a society often see art as strictly hands-off," he explained. "It's OK to look, but not touch. One of the benefits of doing big art is that we get an opportunity to push that innate hesitation."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/458yprciiwjqv9cd.jpg"></p><p>FLUX is no stranger to specific behavior-inducing structures, having previously designed i...</p>