Mark Manders

All Words and One

Roma Publishers, Amsterdam
21 x 28
208 pp
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This is a book about one single word.

What started with the task to take one word out of all existing words, and to extend and change the meaning of that single word, became, step by step, a fascinating journey through our human history and our strange human minds. In this book you can see how an idea can travel through different periods, crystallize in different artists' minds and freeze in various media. From cave drawings to a fax, from Malevich to Guston.

This book also formulates a lot of questions: Why do we need to create images and meaning? What do we try to grasp by creating an image of a mythical figure? Why do we need to do that? And exactly where can we find truth in the different chapters of this book? Does this book also say something about all other existing words? Shall we start making other books? About other words? And what is the exact word for this blue that is printed on the cover of this book?