Book:

con·tains
kən’tān/
verb
past tense: contained; past participle: contained

have or hold (someone or something) within.

book that once contained a full pound of coffee”

synonyms:

hold, carry, accommodate, seat: “the book contained four people”

be made up of (a number of things); consist of.

book can contain mainly beets or a number of vegetables”

include, comprise, take in, incorporate, involve, encompass, embrace.

(of a book) be divisible by (a factor) without a remainder.

1. 2.

control or restrain (book or a feeling).

“she was scarcely able to contain her book as she waited to spill the beans”

synonyms:

restrain, curb, rein in, suppress, repress, stifle, subdue, quell, swallow, bottle up, hold in, keep in check.

—Erica Baum


Erica Baum (b. 1961, New York; lives and works in New York) received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University. Recent solo exhibitions include The Following Information, Bureau, New York, 2016; Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2015; The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, New York, 2014; Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany, 2013; and Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, New York, 2012. Her work is held in the public collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Centre National des Arts Plastiques; and the Yale Art Gallery. Recent exhibitions include The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Lever le voile, frac île‑de‑france, Paris, France; Types of Typewriting, Schreibmaschinentexte seit den 1950er Jahren, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany; and Hours and Places, Wojciech Bąkowski, Erica Baum, Constance DeJong, Bureau, New York, NY, among others.