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Life in a Book

Artist creator: Fran├žois Deschamps
Categories: Bookwork / Multiples, Offset Books, Photobooks

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Reference no.:NL/Des.F/86.00 Place/Shelf:3AR

Book title: Life in a Book
Year made: 1986
Place made: USA
Original: Yes
Dimensions: 195 x 195
Binder: commercial binding
Physical description: soft cover
Medium: photographs, text
Collaborations: Visual Studies Workshop
Further information:
"This clever book is a perfect balance of Deschamps's conceptual play and his wit. He uses a sequence of narrative events to call attention to the book space as a conceptual space and a production space, one that tends to collapse planes of discourse (telling) and reference (told) in a seamless convention. By walking into and out of these frames (literally and metaphorically in the imagery and texts), Deschamps deconstructs these habits and conventions without either overplaying the theory card or lapsing into triviality. Distinctly a contribution to the self-conscious codex zone of artists' books, it appeals to a broader readership than some other more elusively conceptual works." Johanna Drucker (from http://www.artistsbooksonline.org)

Artist creator: Fran├žois Deschamps
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