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Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem

Library for the artist's book, Sydney Australia

Alpha – Beta

Artist creator: Ines von Ketelhodt
Categories: Bookwork / Letterpress Books, Poetry/Proses/Text Works

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Reference no.:L/Ket.I/17.00 Place/Shelf:4sthCL

Book title: Alpha – Beta
Year made: 2017
Place made: Germany
Original: Yes
(No. in Edition)
Dimensions: 200 x 280
Binder: bound by I von Ketelhodt
Physical description: stitched booklet
Medium: text
Further information:
"These two volumes contain a text passage by Michel Butor that describes a portrait of a universal library. The 'Alpha' volume contains the original French text 'Itinéraire – Les Bibliothèques' and the 'Beta' volume features the German translation, 'Reiserouten – Die Bibliotheken'. The text could fir onto a single page but instead it is broken down into its letter components. All of the A/a letters are printed on the first page, all of the B/b letters on the second etc. with each letter in the position it have been in on a complete single printed page. Because of the transparency of the cellophane pages, the entire text can be read on the first page. As the pages are turned, the letters on the recto of the spread gradually disappear, until only the punctuation remains and the full text can once again be found in mirror image on the verso of the spread." Ines von Ketelhodt

Artist creator: Ines von Ketelhodt

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IMAGES: Alpha – Beta

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