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The indecisive moment / George Alexander, Peter Lyssiotis
Bib ID 8127242
Format BookBook [still image, text, volume]
Author
Alexander, George, 1949- book artist
 
Description [Melbourne, Vic.] : Masterthief, 2019 
22 unnumbered leaves : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 x 16.5 cm 
Summary

A collaborative artists’ book that invokes the ghost of Alberto Giacometti and his lithographs for his posthumous book Paris Sans Fin (Paris Without End). With life slipping away, the story (told in prose, poetry and photomontage) begins and loops around as Alberto wanders the streets with his friend Henri Cartier-Bresson’s borrowed Leica. In his hands, ‘the black box pulls everything into its eye / with a centripetal force / put under endless interrogation.... Yet for Alberto it’s what eludes that grasp: / the indecisive, the inconclusive / moment.’

Notes

‘The Indecisive Moment was completed in 2019. The pre-press work is by Frixos Ioannides. The book has been printed at Redwood Print on Magnani paper, & is an edition of 10 (with 2 artists’ proofs. You have just leafed through book number: ....’ —Colophon.

National Library of Australia copy is no. 8 and is accompanied by an artists’ statement.

Subjects Giacometti, Alberto, 1901-1966.  |  Photomontage -- Australia.  |  Artists' books -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Lyssiotis, Peter, book artist  |  Masterthief, issuing body  |  Redwood Print, printer

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