The library of Babel
Not many living artists would be sufficiently brave or inspired to attempt reflecting in art what Borges constructs in words. But the detailed, evocative etchings by Erik Desmazieres provide a perfect counterpoint to the visionary prose. Like Borges, Desmazieres has created his own universe, his own definition of the meaning, topography and geography of the Library of Babel. Printed together, with the etchings reproduced in fine-line duotone, text and art unite to present an artist's book that belongs in the circle of Borges's sacrosanct Crimson Hexagon - "books smaller than natural books, books omnipotent, illustrated, and magical."
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Review: The Library of BabelUser Review - Jori Richardson - Goodreads
It has been a year or two since I have last read anything by my favorite author of all time, Jorge Luis Borges. "The Library of Babel" was always one of the short stories that stayed with me, and I am ... Read full review
Review: The Library of BabelUser Review - Darthnixa - Goodreads
This work of pure beautiful imagination presents a world consisting of endless rooms, in which there are kept endless books. Books contain random letters, but every once in a while, one can find a ... Read full review
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