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Diagrams: A collection of diagrams from many sources: Home

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Jenny Holzer
Art Library Rare Books Collection: N7433.4.H65 A43 box 9.1

Jenny Holzer’s first ever artists book Diagrams features a collection of diagrams from many sources, primarily physics textbooks, which the artist copied in precise free-hand along with their corresponding captions. These appropriated diagrams are studies of representations of larger-than-life ideas, such as time and space. Eventually Holzer would become fascinated with the captions alone, declarative, factual statements similar to the biting aphorisms comprising the artist’s Truisms series. —