Unpacking a collection: Phil Cleaver’s Book-Object-Art

Morariu, Vlad ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6421-5727 (2021) Unpacking a collection: Phil Cleaver’s Book-Object-Art. Zhuangshi - Chinese Journal of Design (330) . pp. 55-67. ISSN 0412-3662 [Article]

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Abstract

The text performs a semiotic and material analysis of Phil Cleaver's series of more than 120 book assemblages. It unpacks what I describe as a general principle of foldability, which I identify at the heart of Cleaver's work. Thus, each assemblage does not so much tell a story, but organises a discourse about objects, meta-narratives that say something about the life and fate of objects: how our cultures use objects, how we save objects, and how we dispose of objects.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 31814
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Depositing User: Vlad Morariu
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 08:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2021 05:07
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31814

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