The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era

Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
2018

Book cover for The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era By Eugenio Claudio Di Stefano. Published by University of Texas Press.

The abstract grid of six squares is a physical drawing made by pulling ink across paper with rectangular resists to mask off certain areas. The title type is both held and displaced by the grid, sliced by the frames of the squares, which gives a visual hint to the book’s discussion of violence. The variation between dark and light points to a conceptual gray area – an indeterminate conceptual frame if you will, that things are not always black and white or easy to categorize. 

Summary of the book:
Examining the works of writers and artists such as Roberto Bolaño, Fernando Botero, Pablo Larraín, and Alejandro Zambra, this pathfinding book challenges postdictatorial aesthetics by focusing on the concept of aesthetic autonomy as a critique of economic inequality.

Illustrator, Designer
Anne Jordan
Illustrator, Designer
Mitch Goldstein
Art Director
Dustin Kilgore
Client
University of Texas Press