Michiel De Cleene, Reference Guide
25 x 32 cm, ills colour & bw, paperback, English
Published by Roma Publications
‘Reference Guide’ is a collection of entries connected and fuelled by cross-references. Not only do these determine the characteristics of the collection and its use, but they are also the mechanism behind its expansion. The entries are transcripts of moments when objects and technologies challenge the strict boundaries that apply to them and emphasise their transitory nature. The book therefore invites readers to construct their own path through the various entries, a movement similar to that of navigating from one topic of interest to another in an encyclopaedia or on Wikipedia – following a thread of curiosity from which a host of disparate yet associated things can emerge.