Cork City book
Cork City

By Peter Downsbrough
Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland: Coracle, 2017. Edition of 300.

9 x 6"; 60 pages. Offset printed. Casebound. Contact strip of the city photographs set into the cover.

Coracle: "Printed photographs made on the visit to Cork in 2011, to participate in the 'In Other Words' exhibition at the Glucksman Gallery. ... [C]ontains two maps of the city ... The images convey the parallels and verticals of his photographs set in the sequence of book form, his usual medium."

Peter Downsbrough was born (1940) in New Jersey but now lives and works in Brussels.

Art Dictionary, (accessed 5/25/18): "Peter Downsbrough … studied art and architecture and, like Robert Barry, Sol LeWitt, and Lawrence Weiner, is one of the artists who continue to use the book as another space to present their work. Since the early seventies, he has incorporated text and line drawings into his books, later integrating maps and photos of urban spaces. His consistent and sharply delineated oeuvre is devoted to examining the meaning of space and place."