the first volume, past – for all those who have lived and died, starts in 998031 bc and ends in 1969 ad, namely one million years later. at this date starts the one million years in the œuvre of on kawara, transcribed here for this edition on 2000 pages. the second volume, future – for the last one, starts in 1993 ad and ends one million years later, in 1001992. this period is equally transcribed for the edition on 2000 pages. the text of each page is laid out in 10 columns, rigorously aligned and subdivided in 5 blocks of 100 years. each block contains 10 lines and each line contains a decennium. the two volumes of the book correspond, their internal organization is identical.