Book design

Artist: Jonathan Monk
Title: Winged Mirror
Year: 2005
Publisher: The British Scool at Rome
Curator: Cristiana Perrella
Essais by Cristiana Perrella, Luca Cerizza
Correspondance between Jonathan Monk and Matteo Boetti
Size: 24 x 16.5 cm [9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.]
Number of pages: 44
Printing: Offset (1 spot color on uncoated paper stock, 4-color process on coated paper stock)
Binding: Saddle stitched
Cover: 2 spot color offset on paper

This book is both an exhibition catalog and artist book since it does not show the work in the exhibition, but rather, a related project conceived by the artist specifically for this publication. That part is placed in the middle of the book and clearly stands out through a change in paper and color. Jonathan Monk had commissioned a photographer to take photos of a trip in Afghanistan which the photographer sent to Monk in a photo album that probably came for free at the photo lab. Instead of scanning the photos for individual reproduction, I offered to photograph them as they were in the photo album and reproduce the double pages life-size in the book.