Olafur Eliasson: Versailles

Olafur Eliasson, Irma Boom, 2016

Publisher: Studio Olafur Eliasson.

ISBN: 978 3 00 053631 1

Dimensions: 21.6 x 28 cm

pages: 200 pp

Olafur Eliasson Versailles arose from a remarkable dialogue between artist Olafur Eliasson and graphic designer Irma Boom, and accompanies the artist’s summer exhibition, on view in the palace and gardens of Versailles from 5 June to 30 October 2016. The artist’s book is printed on three different kinds of paper – black, grey, and white – with different colours for each paper type. Readers are invited to turn the book (some images are oriented sideways), while colour and paper combinations – Eliasson’s personal Versailles photographs appear blue on black – add visual uncertainties and hesitation, making you look closer.