Duane Michals: The Idiots Delight / Plaisirs ridicules (Edition of 600 numbered copies)
Editions Bessard, 2021
This publication is a collection of Duane Michals photographs that “enact” expressions or sayings of the English language, in comical or absurd ways and situations.
The text, in both English and French, is “hidden” in a cut-short page at the center of the images, which are all in double-spreads. About midway into the book, a sequence of images appears as an accordion-fold spread-out.
This book received the Photo-Text Book Award » at the Rencontres d’Arles festival in 2021.