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Author: Christian Boltanski; Buchhandlung Walther König.; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.
Publisher: Köln : Buchhandlung Walther König, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book of forbidden images, the responsibility for viewing photographs many would not want to see is left entirely up to the reader. A silver surface has been printed over each of the graphic, disturbing pictures reproduced herein, covering them up in their entirety--only upon scratching the surface off can the images beneath be revealed.
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Genre/Form: Artists' books
Named Person: Christian Boltanski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Boltanski; Buchhandlung Walther König.; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe.
ISBN: 3883755907 9783883755908
OCLC Number: 52856736
Notes: An artist's book referring to Boltanski's work Forbidden Images at the ZKM, Karlsruhe in 2002 where, as Boltanski states, "the images covering the walls of a room will only be revealed by the will of the viewer." The viewer has to consciously decide to 'watch' the images in the book by scraping off the surface to reveal the images below. -- Artwords Bookshop.
Bound with 5 pergamin interleaves.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 15 x 22 cm

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In this book of forbidden images, the responsibility for viewing photographs many would not want to see is left entirely up to the reader. A silver surface has been printed over each of the graphic, disturbing pictures reproduced herein, covering them up in their entirety--only upon scratching the surface off can the images beneath be revealed.

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