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Dog Ear
Erica Baum
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Dog Ear

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Literary Nonfiction. Art. Photography. The concept of DOG EAR is simple and straightforward: dog-eared pages of mass-market paperbacks are photographed to isolate the small diagonally bisected squares or rectangles of text. The photographs are formally quite neutral and sedate--cursorily reminiscent of Alber's "Homage to the Square" series of prints, paintings and tapestri ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Ugly Duckling Presse (first published January 1st 2011)
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Erica Baum’s Dog Ear series relies—one geometric fold of found words at a time—on [a] vernacular trick: dog-earing. Inspired not only by practitioners of concrete poetry, conceptual
artists, documentary-style photographers, but also her young son’s preferred page-marking
technique, the artist decided to stage photographically the unexpected results of her experimental
appropriation of the common referencing system.

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