McFadden, Sarah
March 2006
Art Papers Magazine;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p46
The article provides information on the creative imaginings of the visionary internationalist pacifist Paul Otlet in Antwerp, Belgium. He believed that universal access to knowledge was a condition for lasting world peace. Otlet's team gathered an immense paper archive, the beginnings of his Mundaneum, which contain bibliographical references to the entirety of the world's recorded knowledge. Moreover, his museum and exhibition models appear prophetic.


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