Friday, May 24, 2019

Juan Sebastian Agudelo with Susan Viguers, On Collecting, Shandy Press, 2004, ed. 75.

A beautifully designed book that is a meditation on stamp collecting, and collecting more generally, with the stamps on one side and a poetic meditation by Agudelo on his collection, on the reverse.  The rather poignant ending to his story is that the value of his collection has more to do with his grandmother's encouragement to collect, and his emotional investment in these objects, than real world values. Either way, this book provides a wonderful visual feast of images to wander through.

16 pages double-sided, individual pages 8"(h) by 5.75"(w), when opened 8ft 7.5".  



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