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The Book of Shapes, 2010

Book

2 volumes, each 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Edition of 70

Numbered and signed copies

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    About The Work

    This book completes The Shapes Project, a project initiated by McCollum in 2005: The artist created a system for producing over 31 billion different shapes, made from the combination of six groups of type-elements. Each shape is destined to be assigned to a single individual. Volume I contains all the patterns, while volume II includes the guides for creating all possible combinations. Finding its method in the analysis of mass production, The Shapes Project proposes a paradox: the artist’s wish to produce a work of art at a massive scale, but at the same time ensuring that none of these objects, although created from the same mold, are identical. The Book of Shapes lets us grasp the magnitude of this ambitious plan. 

    Courtesy of mfc-michèle didier 

    About Allan McCollum

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