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Parker, Cornelia, 1956–
Lost volume : a catalogue of disasters / Cornelia Parker ; photography, Edward Woodman.
London : Book Works, 1993.
Physical Description:
[30] leaves : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm. in folder 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.4 P36 L7 1993+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Edition limited to 530 copies.
""Lost volume: a catalogue of disasters" continues Cornelia Parker's preoccupation with destruction. Following on from "Cold Dark Matter", where - with the help of the British Army - Parker exploded a garden shed crammed with objects, "Lost volume: a catalogue of disasters" uses the intimate form of the book to present several flattened objects that - through the use of trompe-l'oeil - appear to have been squashed between the pages of the book. Parker crushes these selected objects in a press between sheets of heavy paper, creating embossed indentations and reducing the objects to two-dimensional representations of their former three-dimensional selves. The selected objects are seemingly unconnected ; a contents page that includes objects not flattened in the book confuses matters further. The book is perhaps best read as a way of seeing objects - and the world - in a new light.--Book Works website.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Great Britain.
Photography, Artistic.
Sculpture, British.
Artists' books.
Woodman, Edward.

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