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TWO LINES, THREE SECTIONS

TWO LINES, THREE SECTIONS

Peter Downsbrough TWO LINES, THREE SECTIONS 2009

6 1/2 x 4 1/8 inches (16.5 x 10.5 cm)
72 pages / Unpaginated / Stitch bound / Softcover
69 plates, 3 sections (drawings, drawing by hand, grids, Two Lines)
Offset (black and white)
Publisher: La Verrière, Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Brussels, on the occasion of the exhibition, April 25–June 27, 2009
Printer: not noted (Cultura, Wetteren, Belgium)
Print run: not noted (1,000)
ISBN: none

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ NUMBER: 82

In this book Peter Downsbrough returns to the layout of his early books, in which the Two Lines are superimposed on a grid, with the difference that there are blank pages as well as pages partially covered by the grid. As suggested by the title, this book is subdivided into three sections, subtly marked by a number at the bottom of the right-hand page. Near the end of the book the word intersect appears in mirror image; on the page next to it is a small black-and-white photograph taken outside of Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. The Two Lines, a scan of the mark from the rubber stamp this time, are reproduced on the back cover.