ELIASSON, OLAFUR Your House
. New York: Library Council of The Museum Of Modern Art, 2006. One of 225 copies, this is copy 163, signed by the artist in pencil. Light blue buckram binding by Markus Rottmann, in original cardboard case. 10 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches; (26 x 42 cm); laser-cut design on 452 leaves, conceived by Eliasson and designed by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch, produced by KREMO with computer-aided modeling by Georg Saguma. Fine condition.
An extraordinary artist book, unusual in its use of negative space, this was a commission by the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. From the artist's statement: "Your House consists of a laser-cut negative impression of Eliasson's house in Copenhagen on a scale of 85:1. Designed and realized by Michael Heimann and Claudia Baulesch, the book is based on a computer-generated model of the house, sliced vertically into 454 even parts. Each of the corresponding 454 hand-bound leaves is individually cut and corresponds to 2.2 cm of the actual house ... As readers leaf through the pages, they have the illusion of slowly making their way through the rooms of the house from front to back, thus constructing a mental and physical narrative. The result is an intensified sense of space, dimensions, materiality, and time."
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