Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1994
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113532
First edition, first and only printing. Signed in graphite on the half-title page by Horn. Soft cover. Light beige French-fold wrappers with title printed in white on the cover. Photographs, drawings and text by Roni Horn. Interview with the artist by Jan Howard. Includes a list of plates. Designed by Roni Horn with assistance from Alex Castro. 32 pp., with 6 four-color plates and 5 black and white plates printed on Monadnock Dulcet paper by Meridian Printing Company, East Greenwich, Rhode Island. This first edition was limited to 2000 copies. Out of print. Scarce.
Near Fine (several small bends at the spine, else Fine).
This is a catalogue to supplement To Place, an ongoing series of publications: Each volume of To Place is a unique dialogue addressing the relationship between identity and place. The books take as their starting point Iceland and the evolving experiences of the artist in this country.
From Roni Horn (in a 1995 interview with Claudia Spinelli): "The entrance to all my work is the idea of an encyclopedia of identity. It is best represented by the books, the series called To Place, which is extremely important to me. I have been working on this since 1988. It's really the heart. It is a series of books, each one of which adds to the whole in a way that alters the identity of it retroactively. So the first volume appears to be a book of drawings. The second book was about a completely different subject but in the same format. With the third volume people start to realize something: 'Well, this looks like a series, so there must be some relationship. But I haven't a clue as to what it is.' Then there was the fourth volume, with texts and photographs. The books are this very slow process of accumulation in the period of a life, my life."