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Katchadourian, Nina

Sorted Books

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In her 'Sorted Book' series of photographs, conceptual artist Nina Katchadourian selects and stacks groupings of two, three, four, or five books so that the titles on their spines can be read as sentences forming whimsical, witty and poignant poems and narratives from the text found there.
Delighting in the look and feel of books, conceptual artist Nina Katchadourianplayful photographic series proves that books' coversor more specifically, their spinescan speak volumes. Over the past two decades, Katchadourian has perused libraries across the globe, selecting, stacking, and photographing groupings of two, three, four, or five books so that their titles can be read as sentences, creating whimsical narratives from the text found there. Thought-provoking, clever, and at times laugh-out-loud funny (one cluster of titles from the Akron Museum of Artresearch library consists of: Primitive Art /Just Imagine/Picasso/Raised by Wolves), Sorted Books is an enthralling collection of visual poems full of wry wit and bookish smarts.

ISBN: 9781452113296
176pages

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Sorted Books