Lily Markiewicz: The Price of Words, Places to Remember 1−26

Lily Markiewicz: The Price of Words, Places to Remember 1−26
Library Shelf Location ABC-MARK
Publication Date 1992

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Edition of 500 copies

The Price of Words is an amalgamation of two archetypal forms of the book: the alphabet book from which children learn to read and the memory book. The book’s subtitle Places to Remember 1−26 links the alphabetical plan of the book to the injunction to remember, so important in Judaism and Jewish culture. The ‘places’ are pages of the book, though reference is made within them to actual places − lived in, moved from, arrived at, passed through, never named or identified.

Black and white photographs that show sand pouring into a metal bowl preface the alphabetical section of the book. These images have an ambiguous quality, caught between movement and stillness, negative and positive. The book is not a straightforward memorial observance: it addresses the need within Jewish culture not only of the importance of remembering but of the need to forget.

ISBN 9781870699099
Quantity 1
Pages 60 pages; 155 x 200 mm
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Lily Markiewicz
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Language English

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