Elisabeth Tonnard
The Invisible Book

The Invisible Book is a product without a single fault, available at the lowest price possible (€0). The book was made as a reaction to both the trend of decreasing booksales and the trend of increasing expectations from audiences. The book’s first edition of 100 copies was sold out on the day of its release (artist Joachim Schmid bought all one hundred copies and has since been selling them on Ebay). A second edition became available in June 2012. It too was limited to 100 copies, neither numbered nor signed, but all made to perfection and available at the price of €0. One copy of this edition was sent to the Artists’ Book of the Moment Award.

Self published
N/A trim, N/A pp, N/A medium, N/A binding, 2012
Edition of 100
0 €

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Elisabeth Tonnard is a Dutch artist and poet working in artists’ books, photography and literature. Since 2003 she has published thirty books in which texts and images extracted from the cultural archive are processed and laid out to exhibit their latent messages. The works range in scale and method from a book that is completely invisible, to a book containing a short story that swallowed a novel, to a book that is a swimming pool. The books are included in numerous public collections and are exhibited widely.

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