For 1,11,121,1331 artist Tauba Auerbach set out to make a book with a fractal structure. As opposed to a format in which information progresses linearly, 1,11,121,1331 would support information that forks and spreads out exponentially. Each segment of the page branches into 11-page segments. The book is one page thick at the spine edge of the binding and 1331 pages at the fore edge. The number sequence is also identified as the first four rows in Pascal’s Triangle.
Binding co-designed by Daniel E. Kelm and Tauba Auerbach. The book was constructed by Kelm assisted by Leah Hughes.
Mohawk superfine paper, acrylic paint, book board and cloth, thermoplastic adhesive film, and ribbon.
Held in a private collection.
1,11,121,1331 was exhibited in Tauba Auerbach’s solo show, A Book is Not an X, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, New York, 2011.