A Night Visit to the Library

A Night Visit to the Library Amir Brito Cador, Andante Editions Brazil, 2011

A Night Visit to the Library
Amir Brito Cador, Andante Editions
Brazil, 2011

Can we recognize a book by its silhouette? After Endre Tót’s book, A Night Visit to the National Gallery, this book shows only the silhouette of some of my favorite artists’ books. There are multiple readings, based on the relationship of forms, based on the selection of titles, and in the relationship established between the forms and their corresponding captions. They are all in the same corresponding size, with a reduction of about 40%, except for a few titles that are shown in their actual size (that’s why you need to read all the information in this book). The layout was made thinking of books in a shelter, but there are four pages where they are arranged like in a catalogue of books for sale – there’s a sense of disorder in every attempt of ordering the books in a library. I have tried to put at least one book from the most famous artists working with this medium, the kind of work you find in almost all books on artists’ books, and there are also books from younger artists; some titles were selected by subject and some of were put together because of their similar format.

About sense of place in artist books

I am an artist. I find the ephemeral place in my art conjured up through practice. I sift through raw materials with my hopes and dreams, and ideas take form as if intended.
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