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Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'
Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'

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A gramophone made from parts of a book rests on top of the cropped pages of a partially open copy of ‘Exit Music’ by Ian Rankin. Protruding from its pages is a coffin with a paper wreath carved from volumes of 'The Casquet of Literature' by Charles Gibbon.

National Library of Scotland

Edinburgh

Title

Book Sculpture of a Gramophone and a Coffin Fashioned from a Copy of Edinburgh-Based Author Ian Rankin's Book 'Exit Music'

Date

2011

Medium

paper

Measurements

H 32 x W 21 x D 34 cm

Accession number

Library.Art.22

Acquisition method

gift

Work type

Sculpture

Signature/marks description

attached to object by string

Inscription description

accompanied by a handwritten cardboard and string label with the inscription: 'For @natlibscot – a gift – In support of libraries, books, words, ideas ..... (& against their exit)".

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