Read & Returned
In this book the title Read opens out to a folded flyleaf with the words & Returned. The action suggests returning something to it's place (folding / putting it back). Snippets of photos of library shelves, greyed out except for the red books, are placed randomly throughout the book playing with the words read and red.
Inspiration for this book came from Uma história da leitura (A History of reading) 2018 by Amir Brito Cadôr, where sections of paintings feature St Jerome, the patron saint of librarians, translators, encyclopedists as well as translator of the Latin Bible. The paintings, showing St Jerome holding a book, are greyed out except for the red of his robe.
The books is 91mm high by122mm wide, with a letterpress printed cover. It contains digitally altered photographs.
Edition of 20