Fake Books The Art of Bibliophilic Deceit

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ISBN 9783716518595
Издатель Benteli Verlag
Язык English
Формат Hardback
Страницы 352
Год издания 2020
Страна происхождения Соединенное Королевство
Вес (грамм) 2260
Размер (мм) 320(д) х 244(ш) х 33(в)
 

Bourgeois scholarship as disguise: "Fake books" are objects that simulate the most important carriers of knowledge and culture by subverting fundamental functions such as visualisation, information or entertainment. Most of these "book simulators" are beautiful containers, which serve for storing - or hiding - approximately everything. The viewer is always confronted by the discrepancy between appearance and being, between form and function. Armin Muller has collected book dummies of very different sizes, styles and provenances from different eras: art-historically valuable, technically sophisticated and historically exciting pieces, but also kitsch of all kinds. The imaginative and creative richness of camouflage and illusion seems to be inexhaustible.
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