Thursday, July 4, 2013

M. Kasper, Open-Book, Ugly Duckling Presse, New York, ed. 500, 2010

Subtitled "An Illustrated Story," this book is a meditation in texts and simulated marble of the term 'marble revetment.' This ancient art is usually seen in old churches and mosques and involves the placing of marble panels next to each other to either complement or contrast their different structures (open-book panels). Kasper creates simulated marble structures and overprints these with his observations from his research into the term and its activity, while his larger inquiry is into the nature of the book itself.

Single page 7.25" x 4.25", 28 pages, unfolded width 9' 11".

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