“Simplicity of shape does not necessarily equate with simplicity of experience.”
Robert Morris, American Sculptor and Performance Artist.
Fabrice Monteiro- The Prophecy
Raymond Queneau- cent mille milliards de poèmes
A selection of book I found interesting from the Fold, Flap, Peep, Pull, Pop Exhibition curated by Luise Poulton, 2012
The Facsimile was made in northeastern Italy around 1440, the collection of medieval astrological treatises was compiled by an anonymous scholar and designed by an anonymous artist who decorated the text with delicate watercolors. The text contains astrological information about the days and seasons, displaying horoscopes for the twelve zodiacal signs. The author tightly linked astrological knowledge to other fields of science and culture, including interpretations of the biblical dreams of the prophet Daniel and the medical essays of Pietro d’Abano, a professor at Padua University in the early fourteenth century. The book came with two astrolabes, rotating dials with pointers that enabled the reader to make zodiacal and medicinal-psychological calculations.
The Deck of cards
Illustrations by Peter H. Beaman and Elizabeth Whitely. Loose sheets cut to resemble a deck of playing cards, printed with the text on the obverse and reverse in playing-card fashion. Edition of six hundred copies, of which nos. 1-100 are signed by the author and the artist.
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