823.JOY is a series of research projects which investigate the form and structure of the book. The title refers to the specific address for books related to James Joyce in the Library Dewey Decimal Classification System (823 is the number assigned to English Fiction in this system). The first project was published on the blog Collected Photographs in February 2012.

The first image presents reproductions of the last and first pages of James Joyce’s novel Finnegans Wake.

“Where are we at all? And whenabouts in the name of space?” (Finnegans Wake, 558.33)