DIDEROT AMERICANA

1996–97, 7.5 x 20 x 2 in.
altered encyclopedia, laser prints
one-of-a-kind

One of three one-of-a-kind books that “work” images of the pin factory from Diderot’s 18th-century L’Encyclopédie into a discarded contemporary encyclopedia volume. The pin factory was a classic example adduced by Adam Smith to illustrate the advantages of a division of labor.

Detail of Vol. 20: Needle making

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