Juxtaposed: Power

2,451 pages 2,390 years 2,251 wars 432 revolutions 90 empires 7 books 1 shelf

Designed by Mike and Maaike for Blank Blank, this rail road tie of a book shelf is custom inlaid to properly align and flush 7 pivotal books of power and its ordering of society upon an even keel.  This is the second set in their Juxtaposed series entitled “Power.”  The first series entitled “Religion,” featured the 7 most influential religious texts from around the world.  The books featured for the Power set include

  • Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes
  • The Federalist Papers by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay
  • The Republic by Plato
  • On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  • The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin
  • Social Justice in Islam by Sayyid Qutb.

All heavy hitters, all remarkably authoritative texts to this day.  A gorgeous bookshelf with a strong impact, available here for $3,000.

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