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A dictionary story
Set of three accordion books which contain, to the left of each fold, a story told one word at a time, and to the right of the fold, the dictionary definition of each word. In the story, books are characters and the dictionary is the protagonist. "I became interested in the dictionary because it has the ability to say everything that can be ever said, it contains all thes stories imaginable but just not in the right order"--from the author. As the story progresses and the dictionary attempts to make sense of its own contents, the column of dictionary definitions begins to shift – words move and form new shapes and sentences that can be read in multiple directions; letters themselves lose order until the alphabet is introduced. Housed in transparent plastic slip with red lettering.; Originally published by Circle Press in 2005.; Signed by the artist.
Arc Artists Editions
3 v. (folded) ; 20 x 15 cm.
Folded BooksFolders (containers)
ColorsText (layout feature)
Letters in artWords in artArtists' books--Great Britain
artists' books (books)
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The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on an Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension.