benjamin shaykin

From Benjamin Shaykin, Google Hands, 2009, paperback, 6 x 9 in., 140 pages

A collection of problem pages found in Google Books.

Each page is reproduced at its original size, revealing multiple disruptions and errors introduced during Google’s scanning process: the scanner’s hand, holding down and obscuring the page; type and illustrations which have degraded and blurred to the point of illegibility; pages scanned while in the process of being turned; fold-out maps and charts that were scanned while closed.

The spreads are arranged according to the pagination of the original source, (so pages 10-11 from one book may be followed by 12-13 from another).