Olafur Eliasson

TYT (Take Your Time), Vol. 2,  Printed Matter
Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne, 2009
192 x 254 cm, 144 pages

This book is actually a catalog of all published books written by or about Olafur Eliasson. It begins with the first book printed in 1997 and ends with this publication, No. 57. Originally published for the exhibition “Mediating experience: Olafur Eliasson’s books” by Biblioteca Universitaria di Bologna in 2009.

For our first “book about books” we developed the entire editorial structure. We took on the task of photographing the books and arranged them according to their individual characteristics. In addition to presenting individual excerpts, we also included text collages made up of excerpts from various books that provide an overview of what has been published on particular aspects and diagrams. For the cover we created the symmetrical monogram “T-Y-T” based on the first volume of the magazine “Take Your Time.”