Pavel Büchler: Notable Days

Pavel Büchler: Notable Days
Library Shelf Location ABC-BUCH
Publication Date 1990

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Edition of 700 copies

Notable Days is a book that attempts − through the turning of the printed page − to reconfigure time and the calendar. Notable Days presents a “full year of days” though within this year time shifts, days disappear and are re-sequenced suggesting that history is never complete.


The images in the book are enlarged from newspapers revealing the half-tone screen used to print them. The first section presents images of hands taken from photographs of people notable enough to be featured in newspapers; severed from their bodies and their contexts, their meaning is lost. These images are interspersed with a repeated image of a crowd with flags − a demonstration or a celebration?


As the book progresses further images of demonstrations are overlaid until the last pages appear as dense black. The events immortalised here exist in a past that has been edited and reconfigured, reminding us that newspapers and photographs are unreliable in their recounting of history.


ISBN 9781870699037
Quantity 1
Pages 208 pages; 145 x 215 mm
Format Paperback
Publisher Book Works, London
Related Artist Pavel Buchler
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Language English

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