Coincidentally, one day in February 2015 saw the release of two publications whose appearance have much in common: two imposing A4 tomes (nearly 300 pages) whose tobacco-colored covers frame a black-and-white photograph. And on both volumes, what we assume is the title is written beneath the photograph. But the two publications had nothing in common, since the first (whose name I’ve forgotten) lacked consistency, perspective and aesthetic ambition, reminding one of all the pretentious new magazines that come out all the time. The other volume, however, was magnificent second installment of Mémoire Universelle.
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