SET [ IN
8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches (21 x 21 cm) / 64 pages / Unpaginated / Stitch bound
Softcover, with tracing paper jacket 49 plates (bracket, drawings, map, photographs, words)
Publisher: Editions Enigmatiques, Paris, France)
Printer: not mentioned (Alliance Partenaire Graphique, Reims, France)
Print run: not noted (300)
CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ NUMBER: 98
In this book, Peter Downsbrough is following a strict visual concept, introducing a specific focus as was already the case in some previously published books: the Two Poles sculptures, a dice game inspired by Stéphane Mallarmé, a lecture following his first trip to Poland, the demolition of a brewery in Ghent, photographs taken in Munich, Calais, Lille and Valenciennes, a parking garage in Berkeley, California, double words, the reconversion of an industrial site in Aalst, flip books, or particular buildings by the French architect Roland Simounet. SET [ IN incorporates sixteen black-and-white photographs showing only quarry stones, brick walls, and concrete slabs in combination with thin horizontal lines, bold vertical bands, and words. Most particular is a mirrored map of the Sahara at the end of the book, with an advisory note about crossing the desert.