ann shelton is from new zealand. she takes pictures of books (among other things). the dorky-ph.d.-student-book-fetishist in me just loves it. for her project called a library to scale she installed giant photographic prints of books along the walls of a gallery so that the viewer experiences the facade of a book shelf (installation shot is above). the books themselves are aptly chosen, their spines are terribly pretty and their titles are amazingly mundane, like "births etc" and "petrol." you can also see more of ann's work here.
[all ann shelton, (top) installation view of a library to scale, 2006. (middle) left: frederick b. butler collection, puke ariki, new plymouth, scrapbooks from: weather 1956 april-may to young farmers 1969 april-october, 2006. right: frederick b. butler collection, puke ariki, new plymouth, scrapbooks from: volume 400 26 october 1939-january 28, 1941 births, deaths and marriages to volume 1096, 1899 august-september, 2006. (bottom) crime section, f.a. butler collection, puke ariki, new plymouth, 2004.]