Book

Jasper Johns, Book 1957, Encaustic on book and wood

Jasper Johns, Book 1957, Encaustic on book and wood

“The book’s obviousness, its palpable presence, is thus such that we have to say that it exists and is present since without it nothing could ever be present, and yet that it never quite conforms to the conditions of real existence.” Maurice Blanchot

Text reproduced from A Survey of materiality in Literature by James Stuart, for the rest of the article click here

Image reproduced from The disappearance of objects: New York art and the rise of the postmodern city