CALLE, SOPHIE

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SIGLIO

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 5.25 x 7.5 in. / 104 pgs / 2 color / 26 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 9/30/2012
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CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 60   

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A beautiful artist’s book of Sophie Calle’s legendary work.

"I found an address book on the Rue des Martyrs.

I decided to photocopy the contents before sending it back anonymously to its owner, whose address is inscribed on the endpaper. I will contact the people whose names are noted down. I will tell them, “I found an address book on the street by chance. Your number was in it. I’d like to meet you.” I’ll ask them to tell me about the owner of the address book, whose name I’ll only reveal in person, if they agree to meet me.

Thus, I will get to know this man through his friends and acquaintances. I will try to discover who he is without ever meeting him, and I will try to produce a portrait of him over an undetermined length of time that will depend on the willingness of his friends to talk about him—and on the turns taken by the events.

This project will be published daily in Libération. I have to turn my texts in three days before each publication.

The man’s name is Pierre D."

LIBÉRATION Tuesday, August 2, 1983

  

SIGLIO

Sophie Calle: The Address Book

Published by Siglio

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Sophie Calle: The Address Book</I>.The Address Book, a key and controversial work in Sophie Calle's oeuvre, lies at the epicenter of many layers of reality and fiction. Having found a lost address book on the street in Paris, Calle copied the pages before returning it anonymously to its owner. She then embarked on a search to come to know this stranger by contacting listed individuals--in essence, following him through the map of his acquaintances. Originally published as a serial in the newspaper Libération over the course of one month, her incisive written accounts with friends, family and colleagues, juxtaposed with photographs, yield vivid subjective impressions of the address book's owner, Pierre D., while also suggesting ever more complicated stories as information is parsed and withheld by the people she encounters. Collaged through a multitude of details--from the banal to the luminous, this fragile and strangely intimate portrait of Pierre D. is a prism through which to see the desire for, and the elusivity of, knowledge. Upon learning of this work and its publication in the newspaper, Pierre D. expressed his anger, and Calle agreed not to republish the work until after his death. Until then, The Address Book had only been described in English--as the work of the character Maria Turner, whom Paul Auster based on Calle in his novel Leviathan; and in Double Game, Calle's monograph which converses with Auster's novel. This is the first trade publication in English of The Address Book (Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles released a suite of lithographs modeled on the original tabloid pages from Libération in an edition of 24). The book has the physical weight and feel of an actual address book with a new design of text and images which allow the story to unfold and be savored by the reader.

Featured image is reproduced from Sophie Calle: The Address Book.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Bookforum

Heidi Julavits

Given the ease with which we can access the lives of strangers in 2012, Calle's snooping might register as a quaint trespass from another era, an analog and ultimately harmless kind of proto-Facebooking. But her old-school sleuthing is daring, more so than it was in her earlier projects, such as Suite venitienne, in which Calle followed strangers, and La Filature, for which she hired a detective to tail her. The Address Book's adventure is riskier and more unpredictable.

LA Review of Books

Lauren O'Neill-Butler

The Address Book is never about one thing. One the one hand it is a simple character study and straightforward conceptual art project (task-based with a priori scheme, black-and-white documentation, and text). On the other, it’s an unsettling confessional story with deeply erotic subject matter. It unnerves readers by striking a balance between submission and control, winding them through a maze of seduction and pursuit only to leave them deprived of fulfillment.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

SHARON HELGASON GALLAGHER | DATE 12/14/2012

Sophie Calle Address Book Tops LA Times Best of 2012 Books Chosen by David Ulin

Sophie Calle Tops LA Times Best of 2012Daivd Ulin of the LA Times picked Siglio's Sophie Calle: Address Book in his list of the best books of 2012. In his full review of the title, he wrote "It’s fascinating to read the French conceptual artist Sophie Calle’s “The Address Book” in the age of social media. The project, originally published as a serial in the newspaper Libération between Aug. 2 and Sept. 4, 1983 — and translated into English now for the first time — grew out of the most random of occurrences: an address book that Calle found on a Paris street. Calle returned the address book to its owner, a man she identifies as Pierre D., but not before she photocopied its pages so she could contact all his contacts, as it were.... Pierre is both not real to us and utterly real to us — a compendium of anecdotes, of images, that provoke our fantasies, even as we confront the violation (of privacy, of discretion) at the project’s heart. The same could be said of Facebook or Twitter, where the public display of our address books, our diaries, our relationships — manipulated to create a certain set of impressions — both reveal and conceal us at once. In Calle’s pursuit of Pierre, then, we get a glimpse of the future that we now inhabit, suspended between reality and the image of reality, between a life and the impression of a life." Read the full review. For more sophisticated gift suggestions, see our Holiday Gift Guide. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/5/2012

Sophie Calle Book Launch and Signing at 192 Books, NY

Sophie Calle Book Launch and Signing at 192 Books, NYPaula Cooper Gallery, Siglio Press and 192 Books invite you to join SOPHIE CALLE for a signing of the beautiful artist’s book of Calle’s legendary work, The Address Book, Saturday, November 10 at 6:00PM. 192 Books is at Tenth Avenue near 21st Street, New York. Featured image is reproduced from The Address Book. Capacity is limited and an r.s.v.p. is required. Call 212.255.4022 to make a reservation. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/6/2012

Sophie Calle: The Address Book

Sophie Calle: The Address BookIn the August 2nd, 1983, edition of the French daily newspaper, Libération, Sophie Calle published the first in a series of entries: "I found an address book on the Rue des Martyrs. I decided to photocopy the contents before sending it back anonymously to its owner, whose address is inscribed on the endpaper. I will contact the people whose names are noted down. I will tell them, 'I found an address book on the street by chance. Your number was in it. I'd like to meet you.' I’ll ask them to tell me about the owner of the address book, whose name I'll only reveal in person, if they agree to meet me. Thus, I will get to know this man through his friends and acquaintances. I will try to discover who he is without ever meeting him, and I will try to produce a portrait of him over an undetermined length of time that will depend on the willingness of his friends to talk about him—and on the turns taken by the events…" Featured image is reproduced from Sophie Calle: The Address Book, recommended this week by The New York Times' T Magazine. continue to blog


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Sophie Calle: True Stories

SOPHIE CALLE: TRUE STORIES

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Sophie Calle: Detachment

SOPHIE CALLE: DETACHMENT

Text by Sophie Calle.

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ISBN: 9782330019808 | US $25.00

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Sophie Calle: Double Game

SOPHIE CALLE: DOUBLE GAME

With the participation of Paul Auster.

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Pub Date: 11/30/2013
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SOPHIE CALLE: THE ADDRESS BOOK

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ISBN: 9780979956294 | US $29.95

Pub Date: 9/30/2012
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Sophie Calle: Blind

SOPHIE CALLE: BLIND

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330000585 | US $130.00

Pub Date: 4/30/2012
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Sophie Calle: Take Care of Yourself

SOPHIE CALLE: TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF

Text by Sophie Calle.

DIS VOIR/ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782742768936 | US $125.00

Pub Date: 12/15/2007
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Sophie Calle: Double Game

SOPHIE CALLE: DOUBLE GAME

With the participation of Paul Auster.

D.A.P./VIOLETTE EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781933045696 | US $39.95

Pub Date: 9/1/2007
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Sophie Calle

SOPHIE CALLE

Artwork by Sophie Calle. Edited by Inka Schube. Text by Knut Ebeling, Christine Karallus, Elisabeth Strowick.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783883755922 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/2/2003
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Sophie Calle: Double Game And The Gotham Handbook

SOPHIE CALLE: DOUBLE GAME AND THE GOTHAM HANDBOOK

Artwork by Sophie Calle. Text by Paul Auster.

VIOLETTE EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781900828062 | US $125.00

Pub Date: 1/2/2000
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Sophie Calle -- Rachel Monique…

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IDEA

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