Title of publication: ROUNDABOUT#cyprus
Name of artist: Lavinia Parlamenti and Manfredi Pantanella
Design: Lavinia Parlamenti
Publication date: February, 2013
Place of publication: Rome, Italy
Edition size: first ed. 20 / second ed. 30
Format: Jacket + Softcover
Size: A4 (21×29,7 cm closed) + cyprus’ map (59×42 cm full size)
Number of pages: 28
Type of printing: Digital
Type of paper: Wallpaper Jacket (Cyprus’ map) + softcover 300 gr. + writing paper 240 gr. + matte tracing paper
Name of printer: Tipografia 5M, Roma
Number of pictures: 40
Price: 24 euro
Description of book: A surreal roadtrip all across Cyprus, observing with irony the consequences of the cypriot political deadlock on the topography and geography of this beautiful mediterranean island, split into two separate geographical areas (the turkish in the north and the greek in the south) since 1974.
The book, exploiting the play of the images, is designed to underscore the concepts of division, confusion and nonsense. Like the cypriot political situation, the trip described in our self-publish, while being apparently open to every direction and possibility, seems, in the end, to be leading nowhere. Just as a Roundabout does.