The idea of the book, continued some more.

Posted by Rob Walker on March 11, 2010
Posted Under: Artists

Since the destruction of books and/or use of books as sort of raw material to build something else, has been a theme of some recent posts, here are some different sorts of visual approaches to the idea of the book:

Mickey Smith / click pic for more.

Via Junk Culture: “The act of hunting for and photographing bound periodicals and journals is fundamental to Mickey Smith‘s process. She does not touch, light, or manipulate the books and words – preferring to document them as found in the stacks, created by the librarian, and positioned by the last unknown reader.”

Abelardo Morell / click pic for more.

And E has reminded me of this series by Abelardo Morell.

Victor Schrager / click pic for more.

… as well as this one by Victor Shrager.

Finally, while randomly poking around on this a little more I encountered, via this site, the “Sorted Books” project by Nina Katchadourian. “The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom.” To wit:

Nina Katchadourian / click pic for more.

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page. Tags:

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