Published by JRP|Ringier

Edited by Lionel Bovier. Text by Steve Erickson.

 

The first book entirely dedicated to the sculptures of multimedia artist Doug Aitken (born 1968), this volume offers an overview of his three-dimensional works and includes a specially commissioned text by acclaimed novelist Steve Erickson. Designed in the artist's studio, the publication is organized as a graphic novel more than an inventory, while offering complete information on the pieces in the index. Using words and images, technology and human perception, to trigger personal reactions from the readers, the works are combined here in a new form, assembled as they are in printed form as a "Gesamt-exhibition," one that is unique to the medium of the book.