Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia

Olafur Eliasson, Anna Engberg-Pedersen, Philip Ursprung, 2008

Publisher: Taschen, Cologne, Germany.

ISBN: 978 3 8228 4426 7

Dimensions: 31 x 39.5 cm

pages: 528 pages

Studio Olafur Eliasson: An Encyclopedia, commissioned by Taschen, and designed by Andreas Koch and Stefan Stefanescu, presents a conglomeration of artworks and ideas based on the research and production at Studio Olafur Eliasson. The projects revolve around the experience of space and time, movement, and the ways in which personal engagement changes spatial dimensions and social spheres. The backbone of the book is its twenty-six chapters, each devoted to a letter of the alphabet and an associated concept that is central to Eliasson’s practice. These concepts are elucidated in twenty-six short conversations between Eliasson, Philip Ursprung, and Anna Engberg-Pedersen. An abundant number of artworks, from photo series and light sculptures to installations and larger architectural projects, are distributed throughout the book, each work included in the chapter to whose concept it relates. Ursprung has also authored the comprehensive introduction that examines the tradition of artists’ studios while offering glimpses of the daily life and work at Studio Olafur Eliasson.
A limited edition of 200 copies featuring a special wave-patterned steel cover was also published.