1978 (Xerox)Mark Borthwick
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Borthwick's first book is more of an artist book than a monograph, crossing the genres of art, fashion, literature and photography. It is a collection of monochrome photographs, drawings and text collages, functioning as a kind of scrapbook for a post-fashion era, summing up everything Borthwick's work is about.
Borthwick reproduced photocopy versions around 2002 for friends who had missed or could not afford the by then rare first editions of his books. He did them in a small print run, though the total number is unknown. It appears to be made by laying the book directly on a photocopier; the image is of the book itself rather than an accurately flat reproduction of the original image. Rendered in grayscale tones, the work is much more unified, and typifies Borthwick's obscure and quotidien style. These self-published 'xerox' versions have probably taken an even more cult status than the original books.
8.5 inches x 11 inches