• artists' book
  • pictorial wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 19 x 13.5 cm.
  • unpaginated
  • edition size unknown
  • unsigned and unnumbered
  • ISBN 0898220521

Real Fiction : An Inquiry into the Bookeresque

Telfer Stokes, Helen Douglas


"Real Fiction," a collaboration between Telfer Stokes and Helen Douglas, confronts the very act of turning pages and reading text. The artists call attention to the three-dimensionality of the book as an object by making photographs of turning pages into the pages themselves. As the book progresses, a room is revealed between the pages, which in turn opens up to a landscape. Text is interspersed throughout the book, taking the form of a commentary both on the act of reading and on the images presented on the pages. The book creates a space that can literally be inhabited, in addition to a space that is figuratively inhabited by ideas. At the heart of this artists' book is the desire to remind the reader that reading is an engaged act.


"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 334.
Condition:  Used