Michael Maranda


Wittgenstein’s Corrections

one volume, 25x33x5cm
handbound books, edition of ten

statement .  .  .

Wittgenstein, in a letter to von Ficker, has this to say about his Tractacus Logico-Philosophicus:

“The book's point is an ethical one. I once meant to include in the preface a sentence which is not in fact there now but which I will write out for you here. ... What I meant to write, then, was this: My work consists of two parts, the one presented here plus all that I have not written. And it is precisely this second part that is the important one. My book draws limits to the sphere of the ethical from the inside as it were, and I am convinced that this is the only rigorous way of drawing those limits.

This 128 page bookwork is based on a facsimile of the manuscript for this text. Each page has been reproduced with the 'text' removed, leaving only corrections and notations.

The book also exists in a trade edition.

exhibitions .  .  .


•  Solo (fine edition). “Bibliomania,” University of Lethbridge Art Gallery (Lethbridge AB), curated by Josephine Mills

•  Group (trade edition). “When the front is also the Back,” Yam Lau and Tania Ursomarzo’s portable bookstore (Toronto)


•  Solo. (both editions) “Recent Books,” Lutrin de l’étude (Montréal)

reviews .  .  .


•  Temple, Kevin. “A Thing about Books,” review of “Wittgenstein's Corrections,” The Globe and Mail (8 November 2004), pp. R1, R4.

•  Lau, Yam. Review of “Wittgenstein's Corrections,” Espace 68 (Summer 2004), p. 45.

collections .  .  .

•  Saskatchewan Arts Board