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Brief History of the World

Appropriation, cut and paste, juxtaposition and free association are the ingredients of this series. “Brief History of the World” is a set of 20 spiral bound notebooks compiled over a twenty year period, roughly 2000 – 2020. Five of the books in this series are available here as free eBook downloads.

20 volumes of "Brief History of the World" on shelf
20 volumes of “Brief History of the World” on shelf

NOTE: These books were arranged as page spreads. There is a dialog between the facing pages. Although the eBooks can be viewed in single page mode they were designed to be viewed in the horizontal, two-page view.

Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.

The files in the download links below should open in whatever eBook reader you use.

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD • VOL I
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol I"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol I”

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD • VOL V
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol V"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol V”

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD • VOL X
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol X"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol X”

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“Vol. X” can also be viewed on Issuu

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD • VOL XVI
Book cover for artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol XVI"
Book cover for artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol XVI”

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BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WORLD • VOL XIX
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book "Brief History of the World • Vol XIX"
Book cover for Paul Dodd artist book “Brief History of the World • Vol XIX”

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These are more sample spreads from “Brief History of the World”

Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.
Sample spread from Paul Dodd notebook series, Brief History of the World.

I hope to someday have all 20 volumes of “Abbreviated Brief History of the World” available here as free downloadable eBooks.

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