A Dictionary of Foreign Time / Pablo Helguera

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Identifier: FA.SA5.0755
Object type: Boxed sets
Dimensions: Box: 32.3 x 24.3 x 14.5 cm; glass plates [each]: 17.7 x 12.5 cm;Box: 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 5 3/4 in; glass plates [each] : 7 x 5 in;12 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Creation dates: 2007
Affiliation with Center for Book Arts: Center for Book Arts Workspace Arist-in-Residence 2006
Created by: Pablo Helguera
Published in association with: The Tenement Museum, Center for Book Arts
Was created in: New York City
Finished oak box with a framed print with text, (in standard English: "The past is a foreign country/ the future is not what it used to be") attached to the lid of the box. The interior of the box is vertically divided into two sections; the left side contains a small, built-in light box with a white plexiglass cover panel, and the right side contains 24 rectangular, prints on glass. Each panel is composed of two sheets of 1/16th inch thick glass, held together at the top and bottom edges with clear plastic adhesive discs. Each slide presents a photoreproduced image of an architectural space, element or object, accompanied by text ("Playroom", "Gaslight", "Sewing Machine", "Fireplace" et.al.").