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Christian Marclay: Shuffle Cards – June 1, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1597110389 ISBN-10: 1597110388

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Product Details

  • Cards: 75 pages
  • Publisher: Aperture (June 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597110388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597110389
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 5.2 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,003,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"Though its title refers to your average set of cards, Shuffle is filled with photographic images taken from everyday life and decorated with a series of musical notes. Like John Cage's chance compositions, Marclay's set of 75 cards will entertain its owner with any number of musical revelations." -- Laura Allsop & Ruth Lewy --ArtReview

"...Shuffle preserves a feeling of immediacy, of Marclay stumbling upon these fragments of music lurking everywhere in the world." -- Martha Schwendener --BookForum

"The sole rule of the game: Shuffle the deck and draw cards to create your own improv musical score. The best part? With an endless number of combinations and sequences, no two ditties will be alike." --WWD Scoop

"Marclay's new photography book, 'Shuffle,' packaged as an oversize deck of cards, is an invitation to play along with his view of aural and visual potentialities. Literally." -- Lynne Heffly --Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Christian Marclay was born in 1955 in San Rafael, California and was raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied at the Ecole Superieure d'Art Visuel prior to attending the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. He has lived in New York since 1980. His work has been shown and performed at museums all over the world, including the Hirshhorn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since 1979 he has, in addition to his visual arts practice, performed and recorded musical pieces by mixing altered records on multiple turntables. As a musician he has collaborated with many other performers including Butch Morris, John Zorn and Sonic Youth.

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Great example of yet another false market value as one, very confused Amazon seller sets a price at an absolutely ridiculous amount ($299) for their "Shuffle" card set, and subsequently the other sellers blindly use that price as a base for their own sales price, with approximately zero research going into the thought. Offered for sale here is a fairly common Aperture publication, readily available on that famous auction site right now for less than $75 sealed as new. So, therefore, if one wishes to patronize Amazon.com, one must pay 6 times (or more) the fair market value of the piece. Caveat Emptor, friends.

Anyway, it's a lovely set of photographs on card stock of music staff and notation-based public design applications in many contexts.
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