Sorted Books by Nina Katchadourian

For Sorted Books, Nina Katchadourian goes to institutional (like the Akron Art Museum) and private (like two real estate agents on their second marriage) libraries and arranges “portraits” and “clusters” from book spines and covers into witty and meaningful amalgamations. “Conversations with Artists” paired with “When Two or More are Gathered Together” and “Dreams and Schemes” becomes something that quite transcends the simple elegance of the three spines. Katchadourian oscillates between art world pithiness and universal truths, and displays a surprising ability to alternate between hilarious, witty, and profound combinations. This book rewards repeated readings.

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