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3.84  ·  Rating details ·  19 ratings  ·  5 reviews
small square folded chap the size of a matchbook, 4 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Default/Dusie
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Ross Brighton
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Derek Beaulieu
Default Publishing for Dusie Kolektiv year 3 (2009)
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This is a wonderful example of the book as an object, proving that the book-noun is not restricted to, or synonymous with, the codex (though this is often assumed to be the case – see Keith Smith's "The Book as Physical Object" in A book of the Book, edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Steven Clay (Granary 1999). This has obvious implications for the future of the e-book, which as o
Kathrin Schaeppi
May 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Open a small flat envelope. Find one tiny flat square. Unpack it. Unfold it. Build a cube. Fold layered letters around edges and create a bird. Throw it. It falls. Turn it upside down to become a crab. Raise winged flaps i.e. legs to build a house. Squint to decode writing. Read “For more info go to...” Agree that the writing comes far off the page. Put on desk and shoot paper clips into square root.
Dusie Press
Apr 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I think this publication is one of the cleverest this year in way of size, economy and presentation. A real treat!
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Jun 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
This is ingenious in execution, but I am ambivalent when it comes to conceptual art.
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From wikipedia:

Derek Alexander Beaulieu (born 1973) is a Canadian poet, publisher and anthologist.
Beaulieu studied contemporary Canadian poetics at the University of Calgary. His work has appeared internationally in small press publications, magazines, and in visual art galleries. He has lectured on small press politics, arts funding and literary community in Canada, the United States, the United

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