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Christian Marclay: Shuffle Cards – June 1, 2007

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

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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: 7 x 5.3 x 1.4 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: #3,162,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ricky on June 30, 2013
Format: Cards
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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