As an installation, 32 Volumes resembles a rare-books section of a library, with its table, stools and white gloves. However, the book's hard covers are smooth, blank white surfaces. Opening up the featureless books, we find an array of photographic images which we can identify as having been taken in the mid-to-late twentieth century... The books contain no text at all, not one word that might identify these pictures. But because we are familiar with the notion of the coffee-table travel book, we suspect that each of these books 'covers' a part of the world.
From the catalogue essay by Dr. Daniel Palmer.
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