Erdem Taşdelen


All The Decisive Blows

Artist book (289 pages, edition of 500)
ISBN: 978-605-5569-03-7
16 x 11 cm (6.25" x 4.25")
2014

This artist book consists of a collection of quotes on the left hand by well-known people, including philosophers, artists, actors and musicians. Gathered over a year, these quotes serve as a catalogue of our collective understanding of the left hand. The book, which is designed in reverse so that the pages turn from left to right, takes its title from a quote from Walter Benjamin: “These are the days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.”


All the Decisive Blows was produced with the generous support of Ayşe Umur.