SEE IT ALL AS PRODUCTS OF PRAGMATICS
An important inspirer of this Social Life of the Book series, Matthew Stadler is relentlessly challenging preconceived ideas of publishing and the book, in his own writings, lectures, and publishing activities. In this new essay, he’s examining the political dimensions of the book, through an unexpected, yet fertile, comparison between today and the invention of the space of the page in the Middle Ages. His praise for the dynamics of the ‘marginal’ is articulated to a compelling discussion on authorship, the market, and the reader’s agency – putting the emphasis on the democratic openness of the book.
This installment in the series The Social Life of the Book series was commissioned by Frieze Projects 2015, with additional support from Fluxus Art Projects.
Matthew Stadler, Composition as Publication – and – What are Margins, 2015
Edited by castillo/corrales and Will Holder
Designed by Will Holder
Edition of 1000
16 pages 16,1 × 22,6 cm
black & white