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Public art

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Searching for the last time with my tags I found another tiny book. Without noticing it when I borowed it, I now see (looking for inspiration) that the introduction of this book is in fact written by Sandberg. Writer of the first book I picked. This one is not about his work but I did notice in the library that the introduction is in four different languages, like there were many different languages in my first book. This book is about some kind of exhibition in 1965 in the Vondelpark. I know it’s a weak link to the housewives but because this is such an accessible way of showing art to a lot of people, this exhibition is perhaps also visited by some jewelry-making-housewives.

725.8 cat 1

Experimenta Typografica

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I started looking for a book on my knees, because like in the supermarket the cheapest products are on the lowest shelf, I had this crazy idea that maybe the most interesting dusty books would be down there too. (of course this completely ignores the system of the library and is more an appropriate theory in a second hand store).
First I looked at the few books that were not standing but lying between two shelves. Nothing really interesting came up, and then I noticed a little book (the books I picked were always huge or very tiny). It turned out to be about typography and it’s called “Experimenta Typografica 11”,
it is written in different languages such as Spanish, German and French. It has different kinds of paper and also a few see-through pages. It is a shame I don’t speak Spanish, German or French but maybe this is protecting me from a huge disappointment.
I’m kind of falling in love with this little book as I’m writing about it. I might steel it.

Rietveld Academie Library No: -san- 3

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