JIM DINE
The Picture of Dorian Gray
OSCAR WILDE
Petersburg Press, London 1968
The Picture of Dorian Gray is a fine example of  an American artist illustrating a Modern Illustrated Book.  The  lithographs accompanying the Oscar Wilde text are annotated by Dine in his handwriting.  The book illustrated with color lithographs was published in an edition of 200 copies, signed by the artist. The endsheets and cover, velvet with the title of the book in silver, are startlingly effective designs by the artist. Among other books by Dine, one in particular deserves special attention. It is Apocalypse with woodcuts and a marvelous thick wooden cover conceived by the artist.
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OLAFUR ELIASSON
Your House
  EDWIN A. ABBOTT - OLAFUR ELIASSON
Library Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006
What was to become the twenty-first book displayed on the website could not be photographed.

Your House, an edition of 225 copies, signed by the artist, is a volume of 908 pages with only two pages of text. The pages are mostly repetitive, with some variations, layouts of the rooms in the house of Olafur Eliasson. All the rooms and a partial facade of the house are laser-cut out of the pages and therefore unphotographable. This remarkable book/sculpture was an immediate success. It truly deserves, despite its lack of illustrations, a secure place in the history of the Modern Illustrated Book. One must visualize the laser-cut open spaces representing the rooms in the house as illustrations.