Two Oxford Reading Rooms
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • die-cut
  • duotone
  • 21 x 9.5 cm.
  • [112] pp.
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 1870699149

Two Oxford Reading Rooms

Joseph Kosuth

Two Oxford Reading Rooms


Typically sly and elegant artists' book.

"Joseph Kosuth made two installations in Oxford as part of 'The Reading Room' Project, for the particular contexts of the Taylor Institution and of the Divinity School of the Bodleian Library. This book configures these works back to back; 'The (Ethical) Space of Cabinets 7 & 8' is printed vertically while 'Say: I Do Not Know' is printed horizontally.

Both works put in apposition texts by Voltaire and John Locke. The ideas explored in the original installations are expounded in the book through the manipulation of the book format, utilising die-cut windows, tracing paper pages and two-colour printing." -- from publisher


"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 81, 85, 88.
London, united Kingdom: Book Works,