Notes about Un coup de des

At the top of the Google Books interface, there’s a button that allows you to read the book two pages at a time, rather than one page at a time. I suggest you use this option because Un coup de des is designed to be read two pages at a time: each set of two facing pages is designed as a single visual composition.

In 1969, Marcel Broodthaers published an artist’s book in which he took Un coup de des and replaced all the words with black blocks. I can’t find an online edition of this work, but you can find images from it here and here.

Finally, here is a YouTube video in which Un coup de des is used as a player piano roll.

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