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artists' books; ammunition; photographic paper; photography and photographic processes and techniques


1 volume (various pagings) : chiefly ill. (chiefly color). "Concept, photography, design & illustrations, Christien Meindertsma"--title page verso. The project was exhibited in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in 2008. 3rd printing, Oct. 2009. Includes index. "Christien Meindertsma has spent three years researching all the products made from a single pig. Amongst some of the more unexpected results were: Ammunition, medicine, photo paper, heart valves, brakes, chewing gum, porcelain, cosmetics, cigarettes, conditioner and even bio diesel. Meindertsma makes the subject more approachable by reducing everything to the scale of one animal. After it's death, Pig number 05049 was shipped in parts throughout the world. Some products remain close to their original form and function while others diverge dramatically. In an almost surgical way a pig is dissected in the pages of the book - resulting in a startling photo book where all the products are shown at their true scale (1:1)."--artists' website (2.4.2014) A yellow plastic tag with the title is attached to the spine of the paper book jacket. Texts in English and Dutch.

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[The Netherlands] : Flocks, 2007.


©[The Netherlands] : Flocks, 2007.

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illustration (process); paper


20 cm

Pig 05049 : 1:1



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