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Author Name    Various

Title   Things: Collection Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Near-Fine

Jacket Condition   Issued Without Jacket

Type   Book

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Rotterdam, Holland Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum 1998

Seller ID   1874

This may be an artists' book, or just a book, but if it is an exhibition catalogue, there's no way to tell what the material looked like on display, which is what is so fascinating about it. Each page shows an extreme close-up of an object (a camera, a button, a telephone, a pencil) against a brilliant color background; on the facing page is the name of the object in 10 languages. At the rear of the book are several pages of thumbnail photographs of the objects, with cataloguing text (artist, date, and so on). That's it. All of the things are in the Museum's collection…somewhere, but they may not have been exhibited together at any one time. We can thank Thimo de Duits for the concept, and we do. Near-Fine in hardcover without dust jacket as issued: tiny ding to rear mid-spine covering.

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