Fiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills

Book coverFiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills
Book coverFiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills
Book coverFiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills
Book coverFiona Tan – Mountains and Molehills

An exhibition catalogue that catches the eye; in spite – or perhaps because of – its simplicity. Thanks to the (beautifully executed) rounded corners, the first association this book evokes is the sketchbook. An association that complements the content: alongside texts by art critics and the artist herself, this book also contains countless notes and sketches by Tan that provide insight into her thought and working processes. Additionally, the design plays with the idea of a book within a book, which not only sits well conceptually with Tan’s layered films rich in found footage, but also results in exciting visual interplay. In places, text or image run just off of the edge of this printed notebook. The balance between text and visuals (film stills, behind-the-scenes photographs and installation photos) is just right. The printing is beautiful, and all the technical aspects of this product are well carried through. All in all, this is simply a very fine object.

Edition: 2022
Date of publication: October 2022
Language: Dutch, English
Translator: InOtherWords, Jesse van der Hoeven, Maria van Tol; Robert Vernooy
Final editor: D'Laine Camp
Image editor: Fiona Tan, Marente Bloemheuvel
Artist: Fiona Tan (texts: Fiona Tan, Hanneke Grootenboer, Dana Linssen, Marente Bloemheuvel)
Publisher: nai010 Uitgevers, Rotterdam
Available through: Bookshop, webshop
Graphic designer: Joseph Plateau i.s.m. / collab Fiona Tan (Amsterdam)
Lithographer: Wilco Art Books (Mariska Bijl), Amersfoort
Printer: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Binder: Wilco Art Books, Amersfoort
Size book block (w x h x d in mm): 170 x 240 x 11mm
Number of pages: 160
Print run: 1200
Price: € 24.95
ISBN: 9789462087378 (NL)/9789462087385 (ENG)
Font and foundry: Joanna (Neutraface)
Binding style: Sewn softcover, cold-glued
Paper for interior (grammage): 120gsm Munken Polar, Antalis
Material cover (grammage): 300gsm Munken Polar, Antalis
Special features: Cover printed in black on one side and in CMYK on the other side, interior printed in CMYK, book block has rounded corners