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The Ifs of Language

Photomonteur: Peter Lyssiotis
Writer: Peter Lyssiotis
Binder: Nick Doslov
Categories: Bookwork / Offset Books, Poetry/Proses/Text Works, Small Press Books, Verbo-visual Books

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Reference no.:L/Lys.P/02.00 Place/Shelf:2BR

Book title: The Ifs of Language
Published by: Masterthief
Year made: 2002
Place made: Australia
Original: Yes
(No. in Edition)
Dimensions: 260 x 410
Binder: bound by N. Doslov Renaissance Binding
Physical description: hard cover laced on boards with slip case
Medium: altered text
Further information:
"Language cracks; words separate from their fixed sequences, meanings pee away and names abandon their objects. In such a world no one can hear you scream. 'The Ifs of Language' collects a shattered language and gives it another possible meaning by remaking it into images.
"In one way, 'The Ifs of Language' continues what I've done in the past. I make images which are a montage of bits and pieces salvaged from popular magazines. In 'The Ifs of Language' I take the ad copy of writers working in mass circulation magazines, cut it up and rearrange it, sometimes leaving the odd word or phase as a signpost to a possible reading." Peter Lyssiotis

Photomonteur: Peter Lyssiotis
Writer: Peter Lyssiotis
Binder: Nick Doslov

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IMAGES: The Ifs of Language

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