Björk (book)

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Björk/Björk as a book
BjörkBook Cover.jpg
The cover text is titled Wardrobe
Author Björk
Cover artist Stéphanie Cohen
Language English
Genre Photography, biography
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publication date
September 20, 2001
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 192
ISBN 1-582-34226-1
OCLC 48045180

Björk or Björk as a book is a 192-page coffee table book published by the Icelandic singer and composer Björk Guðmundsdóttir (2001), designed by M/M Paris.


To coincide with the release of fifth studio album Vespertine (2001), Björk released a photo-book.[1] The eponymous book has been created by Björk and has been edited and designed by celebrated Paris based design firm M/M Paris who, along with photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, have also created the artwork for Vespertine and directed the video for the first single off the album, Hidden Place. The photograph on the rear cover of the book is an early test shot for the video. The book is non-chronological and all the images have been specifically chosen to illustrate this creative process.

The book is divided into 3 sections:

  1. Photography - a series of photographs of Björk
  2. Words – text pieces, including an interview conducted by Björk with David Attenborough.
  3. Contributions ("Four Pages for Björk") – Björk asks her collaborators to contribute 4 pages to illustrate her belief that her public self is the result of many great and creative minds and not just a personal product.

The book features a dust jacket made in fabric. It has been designed as a transportable working manual rather than a traditional, hardback, coffee-table book.[1]


Credits taken from M/M Paris website.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Intro". Archived from the original on November 5, 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "bjork as a book". M/M Paris. 

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