Elisabeth Tonnard

Song of Myself


Song of Myself: American Renaissance consists of status updates collected from the official Facebook pages of Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. The title comes from Whitman’s poem ‘Song of Myself’, which opens: ‘I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.’

Song of Myself is available as a small paperback book and as a special edition that can also be used for exhibition. See the edition and installation here.

Published in Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2015.

The paperback is priced at €18,- plus shipping.

Size 9,6 x 14 cm, b&w printing, 124 pages.

See more images of the book here. See a short discussion by Sarah Bodman here. Order through my webshop or by email.

The book is available in the collections of the Bodleian Library (special collections at Weston Library), Brooklyn Museum, Columbia University, Kunstbibliothek (Berlin), MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), MoMA Library, National Library of The Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek), Nederlands Fotomuseum, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Munich).

Written by Elisabeth Tonnard

November 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm