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Break Down

Artist
Michael Landy
Date
2001
Publisher
Artangel
Format
Artists' Books
ISBN
1-902201-10-8
Size
20 × 24 × 4.3 cm
Length
127 
Description

Welcome to Michael Landy’s life of contemporary consumerism. Over a three-year period Landy made an inventory of his life – listing every personal belonging. Furniture, notes, clothes, books, every work of art…over 5,000 items were catalogued. Every item was broken down to basic materials and parts in order to be processed through his highly organized structure and staff comprising his “production line of destruction”. By the time the objects reach the end of the line nothing remains but dust.

The book’s design incorporates aspects of industrial manuals, inventory reports, and research files. Includes the complete list of Landy’s possessions, drawings, photographs, a collage of research materials and an interview with Julian Stallabrass.

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