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Books & Magazines January, 25 2011

Saul Steinberg “The Line” Book

New from Nieves, a beautiful ‘zine from New York-based Saul Steinberg. “The Line, the original a 10-meter-long drawing with 29 panels that unfold, accordion fashion, is Steinberg’s manifesto about the conceptual possibilities of the line and the artist who gives them life. His drawing hand begins and ends the sequence, as the simple horizontal line that hand creates metamorphoses into, among other things, a water line, laundry line, railroad track, sidewalk, arithmetic division line, or table edge; near the end, the curlicues etched by the iceskater’s blade remind us of the role calligraphy plays in Steinberg’s art.”

The original drawing was installed in 1954 at the Children’s Labyrinth of the 10th Triennial of Milan.

After the jump, selected images from The Line.

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