Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Sorted Books Project

I love this. Carefully arranged "book clusters" from artist Nina Katchadourian's Sorted Books project. From private homes to public libraries, the curatorial process is the same: "[C]ulling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom."

The results can be touchy-feely:

Lifetime Movie of the Week-y:

Lear on the heath-y:

Or Steven Spielberg-y, circa 1975. Cue the ominous cello music:

See more of the Sorted Books project here.


1 comment:

nolan said...

Ahhh, book art. Artist Jim Rosenau does similar work, a lot of which is functional. I have long coveted one of his book shelves constructed from antique books!

See his work at

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