Double Game

ISBN: 1900828065
ISBN 13: 9781900828062
By: Sophie Calle Paul Auster

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Art Art Design Currently Reading Favorites Fiction Nonfiction Photo Photography To Read Visual Arts

Reader's Thoughts

Nicole Mournian

this book was my manual for a few years. following people. levaing gifts in phone booths. she is a genius.

Stephanie

Fantastic result when an artist calls out another artist

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Zineb

The work of this artist took my attention because a friend of mine told me about it and since then it fascinates me. The sensitivity of her work and this double game with fact and fiction. Also I like how she makes something special while at first and second sight it isn't. Plus, the book is a beauty!

Mindy Roth

What was once a larger, $365-dollar art book is now a much smaller, diary-sized hardcover. Sophie Calle responds to Paul Auster's character Maria, a version of herself he created in his novel Leviathan.

Emily Kramer

This woman's great. She does weird stuff that only women can get away with and calls it Art. You try stealing a man's address book and following him around Paris while taking pictures of his every move. Ever had a random dude write you to say he needs to sleep in your bed in order to get over his ex-girlfriend? How about shipping him your bed across the world on loan, like our friend Sophie did? My personal fav is a die set in a ring box to replace a man who used to make decisions for her. A constant inspiration for unauthorized behavior.

Tereneh

One of the best things about my day job is the library at the school where I work. No it is the best thing about my day job. All the books I want to read are there! So I went to the laundromat yesterday and began reading. I think the laundry is the perfect setting to discover this book. I read about Calle's adventures in Venice, following people, entering strangers lives, them entering yours...while I sit watching a man fold his tight-whiteys as I prepare to gently fold my not-fully-dry silk undies...it is perfect.

Julie Reid

what a wonderful concept for a book.

Leslie

This was my initial introduction to Sophie Calle. People who are into reading about other wacky people will get a kick out of this. The photos in this book give it a boost to stay on the coffee table and not to shelve it away.

Ekf

Sophie Calle is a rock star to me. She is also a character in a Paul Auster novel (they are friends). Adore her work.

Bickety Bam

This book is the documentation of several pieces of performance art. I will never leave anything unlocked in a hotel room ever again. I have an urge to follow strangers through Venice. I am wary of people who smile at me now. Overall, I's say the book is a success.

Kimberly Ann

This was a gift from my 2012 Birthday Club that I just got around to reading now. It's a beautiful edition of an interesting art project. I have mistakenly kept it shelved originally in fiction-- will have to find space for it on my non-fiction shelves! It's more of a well-documented art project inspired by fiction that was inspired by non-fiction than anything else.

Carolyn

Adopt a phone booth, why don't you?

Charlie

There's some cool shit in there for sure, but there's an air of snobbery or something I'm not super cool with too.

Kat McKay

While I can appreciate the concept of Sophie Calle's art, I found the book representing it to be... tedious. Her written accounts of her daily activities are dry and impersonal except for when she's following Henri B. At that point she does include her feelings or imagined feelings of Henri, which border on psychosis, not something that appeals to me as "artistic". The detective's writings about her movements were more appealing and much less mind numbing. I would much rather see her photographs or photos of her installations (birthday presents) in a large format, w/a few eloquently written lines depicting her thoughts/feelings. Especially the photos of the hotel rooms & contents. That would have been better done w/the view drawing conclusions of the occupants, not Sophie.

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