Emma Kay: Worldview

Emma Kay: Worldview
Library Shelf Location ABC-KAY
Publication Date 1999

NOTE: THIS ARTIST'S BOOK IS HELD IN BALTIC ARCHIVE NOT THE LIBRARY. Please email for an appointment or see staff. 

Worldview is a fascinating chronicle of the history of the world written from memory. The book begins just before the ‘big bang’ and ends as the twentieth century draws to a close. Written without any recourse to reference material, relying solely on Emma Kay’s memory to chart history, from a variety of sources − newspapers, books, films, TV programmes, computer games, memories of school lessons, music, advertising and her own travels.


Light-hearted but rigorous in its content, Worldview will stimulate your own knowledge of the history of the world. The neutral and authoritative style admits no doubts, yet is fallible: the gaps, inaccuracies and the missing parts of history are as important to the work as the recollections themselves.


Worldview challenges you not just to correct and question, but to doubt your own account of history. How would you balance pre-history against the Black Death, the Bayeux Tapestry or Reagan’s Strategic Defence Initiative?

ISBN 9781870699372
Quantity 1
Pages 224 pages; 210 x 150mm
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Emma Kay
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Keywords History, Memory
Language English

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