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Solution 214-238 – The Book of Japans
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 Momus Solution 214-238 The Book of Japans
Design by Zak Kyes.
published in September 2011
English edition
11,2 x 17,8 cm (softcover)
192 pages
ISBN: 978-1-934105-24-5
EAN: 9781934105245
out of print
 
Following the success of The Book of Scotlands (shortlisted for the Scottish Arts Council's First Book prize), Momus has been commissioned to write another book as part of Ingo Niermann's Solution Series. Solution Japan, or The Book of Japans, makes a case for the rehabilitation of the idea of the “far.” We live in a time when difference and distance have been eroded and eradicated by globalization, the Internet, and cheap jet travel. The Book of Japans restores a sense of wonder—along with a plethora of imagination-triggering inaccuracies—by taking the reader on a trip not just through space but also time.
Momus (born Nick Currie in 1960 in Paisley, Scotland) is a Scottish artist, critic, and musician. He released numerous albums on various labels, including 4AD, Creation and Cherry Red. He writes regularly about art, design and culture for The New York Times, ID, Frieze, Spike, and 032c. As a performance artist he's known as an Unreliable Tour Guide, telling tall tales in public spaces.