Shop > Artists' Books


Language to Cover a Page

Kristen Mueller
Motto Books
Artists' Books
16 × 23 × 2 cm

Working within a lineage which encompasses Joseph Kosuth’s Purloined (in which the author assembled a single novel from individual pages of different books), Tom Phillips’s A Humument (in which the author creates a new narrative by drawing on top of existing pages) and Ronald Johnson’s Radi Os (in which the author erases words from Milton’s Paradise Lost to create a stirring new poem), Mueller has done more than simply “compose the holes.” With Language to Cover a Page, Mueller has carefully aligned excerpts from disparate books—with differing typefaces intact—into two evolving pages. These pages crescendo before our very eyes, a flipbook of accumulating meaning, where with the passing of every page the narrative becomes aware of its own developing presence. —Derek Beaulieu (excerpt from text insert accompanying the book)

  1. Language to Cover a Page

Related Items

  1. Julien Jonas Bismuth: a cover to cover (uncover)

Julien J. Bismuth
  2. Claudia Wieser: Furniture
  3. Kasper Andreasen: Off The Map
  4. Sara MacKillop: New Stationery Department
  5. Julien Jonas Bismuth: Pages
  6. Giacomo Santiago Rogado: In-Between Things
  7. Chloë Delanghe : Reasons to Be Cheerful
  8. Céline Wouters: Newspaper
  9. Michael Dickman
  10. M.A. Vizsolyi

ed. Jason Dodge
  11. Susan Wheeler: Visitors

ed. Jason Dodge
  12. Primitive Beast, Language
  13. Peep Hole Sheet #13 - Summer 2012

Claire Fontaine: Imperceptible Abstractions
  14. txtrapolis: Contemporary Text-Based Art from Singapore
  15. Gabriel Kuri: Consummation breakdown
  16. Marco Gastini: Double Page Number 6
  17. How to Write (more)
  18. Yona Friedman: Manuels volume 3
  19. Amore Roma Libretto Vol II

Chosil Kil
  20. Cia Rinne: Notes for Soloists
  21. Christophe Daviet-Thery and Koenraad Dedobbeleer: Doublure: Catalogues d’exposition
  22. Nuances of No

Hanne Lippard
  23. Garry Neill Kennedy: Page Seventy: Page Fourteen
  24. Mark Laliberte: Angry Black Bang
  25. Relative Specimen
  26. Adam Marnie and Ed Steck: The Rose
  27. Ravel Unravel

Anri Sala
  28. Rick Myers: Books & Activities (with a bullet for Buñuel)
  29. Hanna Hur: Get Well Soon
  30. Susan Kordalewski: Every Word I Know
  31. Robert Kinmount: Robert Kinmont
  32. Alec Finlay: Thought Cloud Jotter
  33. David Kennedy Cutler: Against Geology/The Blossoms of Greenpoint
  34. Eric Doeringer: Records (After Ed Ruscha)
  35. Nadia Myre: En[counter]s
  36. Jo Cook, Wesley Mulvin, and Petra Poldlahova: Czech Birds, Sileni Lovci, Wild Hunters