Tullett, Barrie (2015) Adair. [Artefact]

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In 1995, the Scottish poet Gilbert Adair, translated Perec’s La disparition into English, giving the book the title A Void, and remaining true to Perec’s original by never using a word with the letter ‘e’... This book is a translation of the original. And as such it loses something in translation, but also becomes something of its own.
A smaller version of the original – this one can be taken home without the need to buy a suitcase.
Both these books are inspired by a collection of alphabets ‘for Architects and Designers’, published in 1965. The original book is an oversized volume, hence the oversized original version of Perec. One font in particular, a slab serif with a delightfully curved body, had the most wonderful negative spaces between the characters.



Digitally printed and Hand assembled.

Keywords:Artists‘ Book, Word Art, Concrete Poetry
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W781 Bookbinding
W Creative Arts and Design > W211 Typography
W Creative Arts and Design > W700 Crafts
W Creative Arts and Design > W210 Graphic Design
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Design)
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ID Code:17249
Deposited On:24 Apr 2015 08:32

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