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Vanessa Desclaux, Paris; Olivier Michelon, Toulouse; Vanessa Joan Müller, Wien

Pascal Storz, Basel / Leipzig / Berlin; Jean-Pascal Flavien, Berlin

DZA Druckerei zu Altenburg, Altenburg

Spector Books, Leipzig


The French artist Jean-Pascal Flavien constructs conceptual, abstract buildings that create the impression of being sculptures or pictograms, depending on the point of view chosen. Five of these works are presented here in a large-format, slim volume, each in one chapter with numerous photographs and sketches. In between them are theoretical essays on topics such as ‘building ...  ', ‘there are ... ' and ‘a house ... ', and all ten parts are directly accessible via a thumb index on the right edge of the book. The layouts vary in the size, density and arrangement of the illustrations, but the design convincingly takes advantage of the fact that Flavien's works have a graphic quality and in part function as figurative signs. The result is a form of visual discourse that makes no clear distinction between text and image. The intellect and the senses are addressed in equal measure.


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