The Green of this Notebook

by John Divola



The Green of this Notebook by John Divola. First edition (2009). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. Limited edition of 500 copies. Numbered (203/500). Some scuffing to glassine jacket. No other markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Green of this Notebook

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 captures his ideas with real examples. In this book, Divola presents a series of related double pages. So, the images on the left are pages from Sartre's book, with Sartre's examples highlighted. Then, 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,' Then, with Divola's corresponding photograph opposite. The literal relationship of image/text combinations continues throughout the book. Then, the book ends with, 'If I eat pink cake, the taste of it is pink.'

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