Paul McCarthy's 1999 installation The Box is a warped take on an artist portrait in which McCarthy painstakingly recreated his artist studio -- rotated ninety degrees. And the book, also titled The Box, enjoys continuing the play with spatial relativity, as the book runs concurrently in English and German, with the two sections switching orientation and photos "appearing" upside-down. And through it all are in-progress photos and critical essays on McCarthy's installation.
-256pp. Color + black and white photographs, artist sketches
-12 x 8.5 x 1 inches