by Tania Prill, Alberto Vieceli and Sebastian Cremers
“For this 336-page book we have sighted thousands of books of all different periods, on different topics and focuses, in search of 336 headstrong, incorruptible and humoristic page numbers. On one spread, 2 pagings face each other, they relate to each other by their setting. The entirety of the pages reflects the visual diversity of the world of books.”
The inspiration for this project comes from all sorts of directions. The dramatic composition and the structure refer to the wonderful book by George Brecht: “book”, which addresses the phenotype of books in a self-referring approach. The title is inspired by the artist books by Ed Ruscha. His book titles often describe the content. The underlying idea to “336 pages 336 books” originated when reading page 243 of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, (1967). A leaflet with the index of the source references is enclosed in the book.
151 × 105 mm
First Edition of 400,
everyedition, Zurich 2013