Yto Barrada: Guide to Trees + Guide to Fossils

By (artist)Yto Barrada

Hardcover | May 23, 2017

Yto Barrada: Guide to Trees + Guide to Fossils by Yto Barrada
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This gorgeous two-volume set collects two artist’s books by French artist Yto Barrada (born 1971), both of which are proposed as mock guides: A Guide to Trees for Governors and Gardeners and A Guide to Fossils for Forgers and Foreigners.

A Guide to Trees for Governors and Gardeners is a satirical guide for urban landscapers on how to prepare cities for the arrival of dignitaries. Accordingly, advice is offered on painting and cleaning; fruits, flowers and weeds; flags and music; traffic islands and palm trees. At first seemingly reasonable, these directives gradually begin to suggest something amiss behind the patriotic Potemkin-esque facades.

A Guide to Fossils for Forgers and Foreigners presents research on Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. The arid terrain between the mountains and the desert is home to a cottage industry of excavating, preparing, forging and selling fossils. Barrada’s research is documented in guidebook format.

Title:Yto Barrada: Guide to Trees + Guide to FossilsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:312 pages, 11.4 X 8.2 X 2.1 inShipping dimensions:312 pages, 11.4 X 8.2 X 2.1 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Koenig BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3960980299

ISBN - 13:9783960980292

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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