• Life in a Book / François Deschamps
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Life in a Book / François Deschamps

Perfect bindings


FA.B115.2359
7.75 x 7.75 in
1986
Perfecting binding. Glossy covers. Produced during a residency at the Visual Studies Workshop and printed in an edition of 500.

"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." -- project statement by Johanna Drucker