A two-volume set by French artist Yto Barrada (born 1971), both of which are considered to be mock guides: A Guide to Trees for Governors and Gardeners and A Guide to Fossils for Forgers and Foreigners. A Guide to Trees for Governors and Gardeners is a satirical guide for urban landscapers on how to prepare cities for the arrival of dignitaries. Advice is also offered on painting and cleaning; fruits and flowers; traffic islands and palm trees. A Guide to Fossils for Forgers and Foreigners presents notes on Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. The arid terrain between the mountains and the desert is home to a cottage industry of excavating, preparing, forging and selling fossils. Barrada’s research is documented in an easy-to-read, guidebook format.
- 312 pages
- Publisher: Koenig Books
- Publication Date: May 23, 2017
- Dimensions (inches): 8.2 x 11.3