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Published as volume 6 in the paperback series fink twice / 466 illustrations, paperback / The series fink twice was awarded as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014 and received an Honorary Appreciation in the competition Most Beautiful Books from All Over the World in 2015

Publisher Note

On the occasion of an exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Claudia de la Torre initiated her project “The Questions Library” as a work in progress in 2012. In the exhibition space she sets up a library with carpet, table and chairs, a reading lamp and bookshelves. Through an open call for entries, visitors are invited to donate books that contain a question in the title. The items received are registered and catalogued according to the type of question. The stock of books thus grows over the duration of the exhibition. Following the exhibition, the artist produces a catalogue with the covers of all new acquisitions. To date, “The Questions Library” has been shown in three exhibitions and the stock of books has grown to about 500 titles.
The present publication is a re-edition of the three catalogues, which are now out of print, and brings together the title pages of all the books in the library in a sequence compiled by Claudia de la Torre especially for this publication to form a narrative by means of the texts on the covers.

Artists’ Book

The Questions Library Catalogue

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by Claudia de la Torre

Release Place Zurich, Switzerland
Release Date 2016
Printrun 1000
ISBN-13: 978-3-03746-505-9
Format softcover
Dimensions 10.0 × 16.0 cm
Pages 480
Technique Offset Printing

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