Bók um bók / Book about book

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Bók um bók / Book about book

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Book about book and more 

book about book and more (EN) /; bók um bók og fleira (IS) | Artists: Ari Kristinsson, Daði Guðbjörnsson, Eggert Ólafur Einarsson, Haraldur Ingi Haraldsson, Hulda Björg Ágústsdóttir, Hulda Margrét Hákonardóttir, Hörður Bragason, Kristján Steingrímur Jónsson, Magnús Pálsson, Ómar Stefánsson and Pétur Magnússon.  

bók um bók was first published in 1980 as a product of an art-course led by Magnús Pálsson. In 2012 bók um bók was republished by Útúrdúr and are exemplars from this circulation now available on ´uns website.  The cover is separately produced in silk printing with each cover in individual semblance.

The art-book is a product from an artists discussion about the phenomenon “book” and its characteristic nature. This is probably the only book in Iceland that discourses entirely upon itself. Multi-choice examinations are made among other things in the attempt to grasp some sort of definition of a book...or for a solid understanding of the book’s purpose.  The results pointed to this: A book is; 80% book and 20% cow.  

Speculations found in bók um bók;  “The spine is an axis that keeps pages together. A page is a moveable surface. Information is the knowledge an object provides on something different from its own form, state or nature. Browseability. Transferability is the ability to move an item out of place without dismantling it.”  So... bók um bók could be described as a fairly significant book or even a dangerous one since it addresses its own existence, general discussions and the ideology between the artists.

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