Taxidermy for Language-Animals

Taxidermy for Language-Animals


Tine Melzer's vol­ume of es­says ex­plores philo­soph­i­cal, lit­er­ary and artis­tic ap­proaches to the play­ful­ness of lan­guage. Fea­tur­ing a wealth of ma­te­r­ial, the soft­cover com­prises an array of text and image com­bi­na­tions in a suc­cess­ful demon­stra­tion of how to blend the­ory and prac­tice. While the book in­vites the reader to ob­serve, study but also write in it, the thin paper and un­pre­ten­tious de­sign mean that the vol­ume will in­evitably soon show signs of use. One out­stand­ing ty­po­graph­i­cal fea­ture is the blue foot­note num­bers and the green fig­ures in the mar­gins, ref­er­enc­ing par­al­lel pas­sages in the book. This can be seen as an ironic treat­ment of the cen­tral theme of par­rot­ing, which is an­nounced on the cover and ad­dressed in the in­tro­duc­tion: just as the colour­ful bird does not un­der­stand the words it is re­peat­ing, ci­ta­tion ref­er­ences can re­sult in the state­ments of oth­ers being in­cor­rectly re­ported.

Autor(en)/Auteur(s)/Author(s)
Tine Melzer, Zürich
Gestaltung/Graphisme/Design
Urs Lehni, Zürich
Druck/Impression/Printing
Printall AS, Tallinn (EE)
Verlag/Publication/Publisher
Rollo Press, Zürich
ISBN
978-3-906213-10-1
Format
260 × 170 × 19