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Reading Guillevic on a Sunny Day

Collaborator: François Deschamps
Categories: Bookwork / Digital Books, Multiples, Poetry/Proses/Text Works

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Reference no.:L/Des.F/09.02 Place/Shelf:3AR

Book title: Reading Guillevic on a Sunny Day
Year made: 2009
Place made: USA
Original: Yes
(No. in Edition)
Dimensions: 152 x 228
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: soft cover
Medium: facsimile text
Collaborations: Eucliennes by Guillevic
Further information:
"I was given a copy of Euclidiennes, discarded by a library, but nonetheless a thing of exquisite beauty. 'Reading Guillevic on a Sunny Day' is my book about the experience of reading that book. The collection of poems, Euclidiennes, by the french poet Guillevic uses the figures of euclidean geometry as metaphors to comment on emotions, feelings, and relationships, thereby laying bare the Cartesian duality. In my book, the spaces of the page spreads, lit by sunlight, are represented as an experience to examine and treasure — a new space for new emotions.... The book is dedicated to my father, a mathematician and lover of geometry. He made this drawing to illustrate a hyperbolic universe where space becomes infinitely dense as one reaches the edge, thereby paradoxically creating an infinite universe in a finite space. Can a book be a hyperbolic universe?" François Deschamps

Collaborator: François Deschamps

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