Isobel ChiangSomewhere/Elsewhere, Rhea Karam


                   8 × 10.75 in, 54 pages
                   Printing: 4/4 digital offset 
                   Binding: Double Leporello with T-Tape binding
                   Cover Material: Spray-painted archival B-flute corrugate
                   Finishing details: Silk screening on spine
                   Typeface: English Egyptian by Abyme
                   Book Concept: Rhea Karam with help from Small Editions
                   Graphic Design and Typesetting: Isobel Chiang
                   Print production: Isobel Chiang
                   Publisher: Small Editions                  
                   Edition of 500
                   Collected by: Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Harvard University, Yale University, Walker Art Center, MICA, RISD, VCU, Tufts University, University of Michigan, Pratt University 

Somewhere/Elsewhere is a continuation of the artist book Parallel Planes (Rhea Karam, 2022). It further explores the notion of lines and borders within the urban landscape. The unique structure of this book leads the viewer into a journey where they can navigate city streets through a series of photographs of textured architectural planes coexisting side by side. Each page acts like a layer that can be peeled back or overlapped, allowing the viewer to interact and construct their own visual landscape within an infinite amount of possible compositions. (There is no specific direction or order in which the book should be viewed, drawing a parallel with the abstract notion of constructed identity and displacement.)

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