Dark Pools (Almost Everything)
Last set of two books, my Dark Pools and the inspiration, a Mies van der Rohe catalog from MoMA, 1977. “The original was designed by Massimo Vignelli with stark elegance. Yet I couldn’t reconcile my love for it with the how Modernism turned out. Fabrication put craftsmen out of work. Mass production increased consumption. Yet Mies furniture is utopian and optimistic. Thus a shadow book, a complete inversion. Text has been erased except for years and page numbers. Black is white. Shiny is matte. The cover is screen-printed by hand. The book is beautiful but the darkness is clear. Much is obscured; hopefully more is revealed.
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Photocopy, Screenprint, Offset
Perfect Binding, 10.25 x 7.75”, 88 p.
Edition of 100 2016, 1977