BROOMBERG, Adam and Oliver CHANARIN. Holy Bible.

(London): Mack and AMC, 2013. First edition. Octavo. 721 pages. Iconic book-as-work-of-art, this is essentially a copy of the King James Bible with each page having its violent passages underlined and interspersed with images taken from the photographic Archive of Modern Conflict. The work explores the relationship of biblical violence and its power structures with those of modern governance, often with visceral, disturbing results. Four-page booklet, printed in black on red paper, and featuring Adi Opher’s essay Divine violence, mounted into the inner rear cover. A fine copy in publishers black leatherette with gilt lettering to spine and both boards. Black endpapers. Red cloth ribbon page marker. All edges gilt. This copy signed by the artists.


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