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BOTTOM OF THE LAKE: CHRISTIAN PATTERSON. {Title from spine.} Koenig Books, London, 2015. Published in association with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig, Cologne. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 256 pp.; illustrated throughout. 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783863357702 In English.
Entirely pictorial. Publisher's description: Bottom of the Lake is a 256-page facsimile of artist Christian Patterson's family telephone book for his hometown, Fond du Lac ("Bottom of the Lake"), Wisconsin, printed in 1973, soon after Patterson's birth. This artist's book includes found markings and reproductions of materials inserted in the phone book in addition to Patterson's drawings, photographs and marginalia. This book-within-a-book carefully combines the fact-based phone book with the artist's highly subjective re-imagination of his hometown, playfully juxtaposing different documentary forms and ways of seeing to create a deeply personal, darkly humorous "other" book. The experience of reading Bottom of the Lake extends beyond its pages with an interactive feature: a telephone number attached to the book connects users with over 100 audio experiences, mixing field recordings, found archival material and performances that recreate the artist's hometown. Christian Patterson (born 1972) was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and is now based in New York City. A self-taught photographer, he embellishes his work with drawings, paintings or objects.
Artist(s):Patterson, Christian
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73,66
Worldwide Number: 172582
Paperbound $60.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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