In 2005, the influential American artist Jim Dine had the idea to make a book a week for one year. Two years later, using collage, painting, drawing and correction as his methods, coupled with his own writing and untouched photographs, he redefined everything–his life and his art–in the 53 volumes gathered in this custom-cut wooden beam “boxed” limited edition. These books are documents of an artistic consciousness, of an intense biography, of personal likes and dislikes, of formal richness and of exploding craftsmanship. The unrestrained product of an exceptional imagination, they invent the context for a new melody for the art of Jim Dine, a space for all the major byways of this seemingly inexhaustible creativity which so ably combines dream and reality. Included among the 52 volumes are 10 audio CDs that contain numerous poems, an autobiography, a remembrance of Robert Creeley and a performance by the artist of a song he wrote some 40 years ago.