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If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck it’s a duck
Ana João Romana
Design by António Faria
Ana João Romana
20X15,5 cm
24 pages
50 copies
2014
Lisbon
n.a.; 978-989-20-4690-7
Digital print. Cover with laser cut. Hand sewed booklet.
If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck it’s a duck – some possible definitions of artists’ book is part of Ana João Romana’ PHD research.
This edition contains a selection of 30 possible definitions for the term “artists’ book”. These definitions cover a time between the 1970’ and the present. The quotations included in this book are in the original language in which they were published.
The title “If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck it’s a duck” is an appropriation of the definition of artists’ book presented by Laurence Weiner in 1989 and published by Umbrella magazine the year after.

(Excerpt of the preface of “If it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck it’s a duck” by Ana João Romana)
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