London, South Kensington
19 May 2009
Inventaire des objets ayant appartenu à une femme de Bois-Colombe. Paris: Centre national d'art contemporain, 1974.
Octavo (210 x 140mm). 295 black and white photographs. Original printed paper covers.
FIRST EDITION. 'Impersonal and objective, and yet intensely moving. Boltanski is demonstrating the power of the archive and the catalogue, the survey that at some point becomes surveillance. In this laying out of a life for our contemplation, all the implications of control are made manifest, and with them the less benign aspects of the modern state' (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. II, pp.154-5.
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