Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107590
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, signed on the colophon page by Divola. Hardcover. Fine gray cloth-covered boards, with title printed in black on clear acetate dust jacket. Photographs by John Divola. Text excerpts by Jean-Paul Sartre. Unpaginated (44 pp.), with 3 four-color plates, 17 black-and-white plates and 20 tipped-in text plates. 10-1/4 x 8-1/4 inches.
New in publisher's shrinkwrap.
From the publisher: "John Divola's The Green of this Notebook is an artist's book based on Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness, in which Sartre attempted, in the abstract, to examine the essential nature of being -- and in doing so, he repeatedly illustrates his ideas with experiential examples. In The Green of this Notebook, Divola presents a series of related double pages. The images on the left are pages from Sartre's book, with Sartre's examples highlighted. On the right are photographs that have been made to correspond to the example. The book opens with the highlighted text, 'I am on a narrow path -- without a guard rail -- which goes along a precipice,' with Divola's corresponding photograph opposite. The literal relationship of image/text combinations continues throughout the book, ending with, 'If I eat pink cake, the taste of it is pink.' Since 1975, John Divola's work has been featured in more than 50 solo exhibitions in the United States, Japan, Europe, Mexico, and Australia and is included in such collections as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London."