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THE DIDEROT PROJECT

In conjunction with the exhibition Artists and Their Books–Books and Their Artists, printer and publisher Ken Botnick—in search of a “contemporary visual metaphor expressed in design, material, and print” of Denis Diderot’s advocacy of “transparency in society, with a call for less mystery and more mastery”—conceived the DIDEROT PROJECT.

This week at the Getty Center, Botnick will discuss how his project about Diderot’s Encyclopédie “evolved over time into a multi-voice conversation on the nature of craft, tools, memory, and imagination, while provoking questions about authorship in artists’ books.”*

 

KEN BOTNICK—THE DIDEROT PROJECT: TRANSPARENCY AS METAPHOR

Thursday, September 13, at 7 pm.

ARTISTS AND THEIR BOOKS—BOOKS AND THEIR ARTISTS

Through October 28.

Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Brentwood, Los Angeles.

See: primo.getty.edu/primo_library/libweb

Above: Jean Antoine Houdon, Denis Diderot, 1773, marble. Image credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Below: Diderot Project, page spread introducing the section “Imagination: The Senses,” Ken Botnick, 2015.

Image credit: Getty Research Institute.

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