Olafur Eliasson: Printed Matter
Catalogue Raisonné of the Books Take Your Time, Volume 2
Foreword by Luca Cerizza. Text by Olafur Eliasson.
With its exposed spine stitching and variety of paper stocks, this survey of Olafur Eliasson's very rarely seen artist's books elevates his work in bookmaking to the status of his better-known projects, such as his New York waterfalls, and is indeed an artist's book in itself. Printed Matter closely examines 25 of Eliasson's books dating back to 1997, and reveals a whole oeuvre of artist's books—57 titles in all—that will come as a revelation to those who may not closely identify the artist with this medium. Eliasson's exhibition catalogues are always designed with pronounced care, and many are already long out of print or hard to find. Here, in spreads and thorough annotations, we encounter his considered musings on book form and design, and the complex process of book collaboration. Printed Matter also supplies a bibliography of all of Eliasson's books to date, alongside an interview with the artist.