The Erratic Life of Texts Made Public

The Erratic Life of Texts Made Public
Thesis written at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie
40 pages, 200 x 260 mm, B/W

“The Erratic Life of Texts Made Public” takes a look at what happens to books after they’ve been published, and in what forms can they continue their existence. For this a narrative of sorts has been developed where at each step texts are subject to more and more deformation and alienation from the original content. This order defined the selection of projects to be introduced as well as the context for their analysis. This curated collection of books is subject to a close study through examining the different ways material can be treated and made use of, weighing the ups and downs of it and defining the core of these projects. Aside from individual critique of the selected examples, the text touches upon subjects such as publishing, authorship, appropriation, reading and books in general.


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