Bookcatalogtest / Triin Tamm


Based on the 'Bücherkatalogtest' published by Swiss psychiatrist Moritz Tramer in 1953, this personality test uses 432 book titles to determine the character of test subjects.

The objective is to choose ten titles from the list in under twenty minutes. Each book title is connected to a certain category, so by examining and comparing the test subject's choices, a portrait of their method of thinking and associations emerges.

According to artist Triin Tamm, who redeveloped the test catalog for this publication, the goal is “to evoke different interests that lie buried deep down in each of us.”

The catalog includes a comprehensive user's manual and circle graph to map the results of each test.

Published by Rollo Press, 2012

Softcover, white coil binding, 144 pages, 8.5 × 11.75 inches

ISBN: 978-9-94-930662-6

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