A book of the lawn the size of the lawn.
Attention authors! Please complete this form to have your page published in a book of the lawn the size of the lawn, a 22,500-page co-authored digital book that documents 22,500 square feet of the CFA Lawn (
All inquiries can be directed to the book's publisher, Zachary Rapaport, at
Please allow 5-7 days for your page to be published.
Author's name. (This can be your name or any other name you would like to appear in the book's appendix. It will be publicly accessible in relation to your page.)
Email address. (Only the publisher, Zachary Rapaport, will have access to this information. It will only be used to communicate information regarding your page.)
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Chapter you're responding to.
1. Fill in the missing grass.
2. And create the largest useful map.
3. An archive.
4. A record of a place.
5. A color field painting.
6. A map of the lawn the size of the lawn.
7. A replication.
8. A private space.
9. A public space.
10. A lawn.
11. Make a promise.
12. An empty promise.
13. A theoretical agreement.
14. To document the lawn’s presence in time and space.
15. And the memories connected to that place.
16. And something left behind.
17. Something held in common.
18. Create a messy list.
19. An absurd grouping of ideas.
20. A proposal for something that will never be.
21. A counternarrative.
22. A beautiful object.
23. A spectacle.
24. A sculpture for a public space.
25. A landscape.
26. A waterscape.
27. A text that is only complete in relation to a place.
28. A homemade object.
29. A natural phenomenon.
30. A book with no words.
31. A gift regifted.
32. A memory of the lawn.
33. A set of instructions for a close friend.
34. An image for a postcard.
35. An asset.
36. A new form of currency.
37. A monument that reminds.
38. A weighty one-liner.
39. Consider how places are named.
45. Carnegie Mellon.
47. And the names that are missing.
48. The politics of naming.
49. The process of making something official.
50. The responsibility of mapping.
52. A name for the College of Fine Arts.
53. A name for the lawn.
54. Think about getting lost.
55. And walking on grass.
56. An ideal amount of time for a walk.
57. Something to do on the lawn.
58. Something hard to grapple with.
59. Something made to be shared.
60. Something with authority.
61. Something that must change.
62. Something that must stay the same.
63. A place where you belong.
64. Record the texture of photocopied grass.
65. The smell of wet ink on copy paper.
66. A gift you’ve received.
67. Your favorite t-shirt.
68. Lawn propaganda.
69. Lawn in order.
70. Lawn out of order.
71. The present moment.
72. Climate change.
73. Share an unanswered question.
74. A paradox.
75. A poem.
76. A goal.
77. A scavenger hunt.
78. A challenge.
79. Something selfish.
80. Something that doesn’t impact you.
81. A question that leads to another question.
82. An effective approach to user testing.
83. Your world.
84. Your audience.
85. Your work.
86. Something going on inside of you.
87. Something empty.
88. Something full.
91. The way you think.
92. A routine.
93. How you chose this chapter.
94. The usefulness of art.
95. The most exciting thing about art.
96. Give a reason to make art.
97. A reason to return home.
98. A reason to use a metaphor.
99. A title for a book chapter.
100. A coincidence.
101. The merits of simplicity.
102. A reminder.
103. Go walking.
104. Walk on an icy sidewalk.
105. A surface covered in fallen leaves.
106. The greenest garden.
107. Listen to ambient noise.
108. Symphony No. 5.
109. Something local.
110. A noise that catches your attention.
111. Something that doesn’t belong.
115. Leaves of grass.
116. Seasonal change.
117. Find a place where succulents grow.
118. An invaluable tool.
119. A museum.
120. A gift for someone you love.
121. A childhood story.
122. An idea for an art project.
123. A collection.
124. Something you need to survive.
126. House plants.
127. Del rigor en la ciencia.
128. Illustrate the cover of a book.
129. The lawn.
130. The color green.
132. A backbone.
133. A place you would like to perform.
134. Honor something missing.
135. A cancelled event.
136. An unfinished project.
137. Something you haven’t thought about in a long time.
138. Feelings of nostalgia.
143. Grass roots.
144. A necessary relationship.
145. An inevitable cycle.
146. A cycle that should stop.
147. Zoom in.
148. Zoom out.
149. As long as the grass shall grow.
150. An invitation awaits.
Preferred page number (1-150) within chapter. (Although a specific page within a chapter cannot be guaranteed, the publisher will try to meet every request. If you do not have a preferred page number, please leave this question blank.)
Response. (Each chapter title is an invitation. Accept it. Deny it. Read between the lines. Embrace it at face value. Some may be interpreted as more theoretical. Others may invite a direct response. In other words, respond how you wish, what you wish, and where you wish.)
Author's relationship to the book and/or any additional information. (This question is optional and open-ended. Your response will appear in the book's appendix. It will be publicly accessible in relation to your page.)
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