Leerdam, The Netherlands: Self-published, 2016
48 pp., 14.8 x 21 cm., paperback
Edition of 150 numbered copies
A brand new bookwork by Elisabeth Tonnard which is available via her site now (€ 45,- plus shipping), or at her table at the upcoming NY Art Book Fair.
For more information, visit the artist's site, here.
"My interest in white space in texts and fascination for printed materials and propaganda books from East Germany brought me to discover the Plan. The Plan is the chameleonic directive to every situation of societal life – whether it is playing sports, writing a book, or practicing for war. Always think of the Plan. Better yet: always have it in your hand.
The Plan consists of a book and a folder, together forming one object. The book contains 26 pictures reproduced from miniature books published in the German Democratic Republic during the 1980s. Each book is accompanied by an original, pre-owned GDR folder, each different and individually obtained from households in the former state. The folder comes with a foldout sheet of the Plan."
- Elisabeth Tonnard