Limited ed. of 40 copies, signed by the creators. "±OnePercent was created by graduate students under the direction of Professor Lynn Sures. It is the first artists' book to be published by the founding members of Marginalia Press, the graduate press of the MA Art and the Book program at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Comprised of three books in a multi-layered, nested structure, the work contains traditional letterpress, as well as contemporary digital, collagraph, screen printed and etched imagery and text rendered on a combination of mill-made and handmade papers, and cloth. The binding techniques of the work follow an arc from tradtional to modern, including ancient Coptic, multi-faceted accordion/flag, and sculptural spiral fold methods."--Colophon.
Reproduction of an altered book created by drawing and painting in a copy of The shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles, second edition, volume I, A-M, with pages re-ordered. "The shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles, prepared by William Little, H.W. Fowler, J. Coulson, revised and edited by C.T. Onions, second edition volume I, A-M."
Title from booklet inserted in sleeve behind the photograph of the three damsels. Using a cellular binding structure, each cell portrays a moment in the life of the three young women. Each woman has a distinct color thread to assist in following her story. "Materials and techniques used: book covers, book pages, library cards, photography, color ink, acrylic, block printing ink, thread, handprint." Unique artists' book signed by the artist.
Edition limited to 25 copies, signed by the artist., Art Library has copy 8. Cover illustrated with blackbird cut-outs."Pop-up-[book]- ink, markers, colour pencil, acetate, paper, solid core matt board. 2 pages. 12 x 18 inches open"--from 23 Sandy Gallery website, viewed Feb. 25, 2014..
"This magazine was produced in Spring 2014 by students in ART 254, ART 295, and Honors ENGL 400 at Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia. "Spring 2014, Vol.1"--Cover.
"Enclosed are 28 photographic cards with images that metaphorically represent some of the emotions and physical sensations of the menstrual cycle. Medical text is intermixed with the artists's [sic] personal statements about her cycle. The cards are a blend of mystery, honesty, and humor, presented with the hope that they can open discussion on this universal, but practically invisible female experience. The ideal presentation for these images is to lay them out in a continuous circle on a round table. In this way the transition from Day 28 to Day 1 of the following cycle is continuous, as it is in real life ... a familiar spiral that continues for women for perhaps 40 years."--Folder.
"Limited edition of 80 signed and dated by artist, the Art Library has copy 37." Issued in a case.
One-of-a-kind. In a portfolio box made by sculptor Kevin Titzer. Signed and dated January 1, 2005 by the artist. Each photograph is titled and dated."... a photo journal, capturing each day in one photograph. The final 365 photographs represent where Friedman was that day, physically and mentally. The photographs were taken with a Cannon digital camera, printed on Epson matte paper with an Epson printer."--Artist's description.
"In the fall of 2001, while the smoke and dust from the World Trade Center was settling over New York CIty, Mac McGill was creating this series of images. The original drawings were acquired by the Library of Congress. Designed and relief printed by Mark Wagner. Bound by Sara Parkel. Fifty hardcover copies are numbered I to L. One hundred softcover copies are numbered 1 to 100"--Colophon.
"The purpose of this little volume is to present a few background details relating to Targ Editions, as well as some of my views on other matters"--Page . "200 copies were printed, each signed by the author and the printers [Ronald Gordon (Oliphant Press), Leslie Miller (Grenfell Press), and Leonard Seastone (Tideline Press)]"--Colophon.
Edition limited to 120 copies, signed by the artist., Art Library has copy no. 61. A double alphabet book, with one image in black and white and a facing second alphabet image, in color, revealed by opening an opposing folded leaf, with text positioned on a center panel between the complementary images. "The ink, graphite and colored pencil drawings were digitally scanned from the originals ... Andrew Miller-Brown ... letterpress printed the text from polymer plates ... The strip binding was designed for this edition by Claire Van Vliet and executed by Audrey Holden."--Colophon.
"In memory, September 11th 2001"--Colophon. Each leaf of heavy paper stock has cut-out footprint of the World Trade Center. The first leaves consist of a single pinhole die-cut representing the antenna; the following one hundred and twenty leaves with two identical square die-cuts represent each floor of the towers, and the final leaf is a die-cut footprint of the financial district street grid surrounding the twin towers.
"Rubik's Cube of type designers with a rotating assemblage of 26 small cubes serving as the pages of the book. It features 26 type designers beginning with Arrighi and ending with Hermann Zapf. Type styles illustrated date from the early days of moveable type to the present time." Includes Rubik's Cube solution guide; housed in white pressboard box with letters of the alphabet inked on.
Signed edition of 48, Art library has copy 41. "Bound in a pull-out accordion structure with wrap-around cover in Japanese Masa Unwaxed and French handmade paper Mouchette Almond (pale green), finished with hand-dyed rayon ribbon, coins, and beads. The protective envelope is made with a shimmering dark turquoise 89lb cover stock. Silkscreen printed with the Gocco"--Author's website.
"This edition of Alphabeta Concertina is limited to 500 copies printed, cut and creased onto Heritage Book paper and glued to Heritage Museum board (both acid free stocks). The design and construction devised by Ronald King have been used in other Circle Press productions and certain letters have been re-designed since the first and second edition were published in 1983 and 1984"--Colophon.
"This edition of 'Alphabeta Concertina Minuscule' is limited to 600 copies, one hundred of which have been especially printed for Thomas Manss & Company, who were instrumental in preparing the artist's 'abc' designs ready for production. The book was printed, cut and creased and folded onto Heritage White paper and glued to Heritage Museum board (both are acid-free stocks) which were supplied by John Purcell Paper, London. The design and construction for this book have been used in both capital and lower-case letters in other Circle Press productions"--Colophon.
Beginning from the front or from the back, there is no front or back.
"American Breeding Standards explores the systemized rules about what comprises a good or bad horse, a good or bad woman--and the steps one might take to achieve the breed standard. The binding structure is an exposed spine sewn on tapes and attached to paste paper covered boards. The book was produced in 2012-2013 and printed by the artist in Gainesville, Florida. Text excerpted from American Horses and Horse Breeding by John Dimon, and from Canine Standards of the German Shepherd from the American Kennel Club. Other text and illustrations by Ellen Knudson"--Colophon.
"For the last book edition overseen by Prof. Maryatt in the collaborative series started in 1986, we decided to examine the book as an icon. We looked at significant developments in 650 years of printing history using primary sources ... The result is a small library showcasing the continuing importance of the book."-- Introduction. Grey cloth bound volume contains a small USB drive fitted into cut-out pages.
One-of-a-kind. Mixed media sculptural book. "Cover is cast kozo with acrylic stain and walnut dye; raw kozo onlays Text is pigmented semi-translucent abaca progressively mixed with black cotton denim pulp; sewn to dyed visible hemp cords; dyed waxed raw silk endband."--Accompanying material..
"The playful structure of ANCHORED, an origami petal fold, reveals variations on the "row, row, row your boat" nursery rhyme. It was inspired by visits to see my father as he was ravaged by Alzheimer's disease. Despite losing most of his memories, the very earliest sometimes remained-like the refrain of familiar songs. Challenging pain or anxiety could be directed by a rousing round of "row, row". The last round ends the song: "just come home to me." The edition of 40 books was letterpress printed with handset type and ornaments in one large circular form on vintage maritime maps and Usuzumi paper, then cut into pages before binding." --Colophon
Text in English and Polish.
Limited edition of twenty-five copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Art Library has copy 18 "'Anything Helps' is a limited edition artist book surveying the cardboard signs used by panhandlers and homeless people ... It is my hope that this book will make us stop and reflect upon the lives we look at every day but never really see. As some of the most basic forms of graphic communication in our world today, homeless signs are a reminder that with a little bad luck we could easily find ourselves in similar straits--and that at times we could all use a helping hand. While collecting these signs I have met some fascinating people. I tell them that I am doing an art project with these signs. Most think that the $5 I've offered is an unbelievable sum and are happy to hand over their sign ... I also spend a few minutes talking with each person and try to listen and show that I care about his or her situation. Most are eager to share their story"--Unnumbered cards 1-5.
"Pictures are not always what they seem; since most of these images operate as visual cognates, puns, or indirect referrals, it's important to credit the original source, author, and intention of borrowed imagery. This work is an exercise in counterpoint. The quality of its resonance owes a great deal to the richness of these original manifestations. This work does not intend to mock or parody any image represented herein, but seeks rather, to question the authority inherent in contemporary mythology. If myth's function is to resolve cultural contradiction (to crudely paraphrase Levi-Strauss), then hopefully there is something here to chew on"--Accompanying printed sheet..
Limited edition of 200 copies numbered and signed by the author. Art Library has copy no. 35. "Describes the square shape's travel through time and space, as the story unfolds in the hands of the reader ... The shapes in Apollo's stage are presented as defined absences, cut away from the surrounding paper."--Artist's description.
Edition of 250 copies.
Each card depicts a personality's face superimposed on a football playing card.
One-of-a-kind. Created from an old book; spine and back cover intact; pages torn, some painted, and small handwritten pieces glued to some pages; secured with twine and mother-of-pearl button. Part of an exhibition of the artist's works held at the Hardscuffle Gallery, Louisville, Ky., March 11, 2012.
"Artist's Book Ideation Cards was designed as an aid to the book artist. Use the cards to jump-start a new project or inform one that is already in progress. There are two decks in the set: category cards and adjective cards. Start by separating the cards in Deck 1 into the seven categories [text, image, structure, paper, layout, technique and color]. Place the cards face down and choose one card at random from each stack. This will give you a basic 'recipe' for your project. Then choose five adjective cards at random from Deck 2. These will give you further information to use however you decide. If you want, you can exchange one category card and one adjective card. Wild cards are included in Deck 2 to offer additional challenges"--Instructions card.
"The exhibitions and exhibition guide are a collaborative effort of the art history and studio programs of the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, the Fine Arts Library, the Indiana University Art Museum, and the Lilly Library ..."--Colophon.
Author's autograph copy, "161/200."
"A visual narrative in black and white linoleum block prints, At the Beach chronicles both the events of a day at the beach and the rise and fall of one man in a wordless cautionary tale of youth and ambition. The story begins at sunrise as the empty beach fills with people, in the midst of which an infant appears in the arms of its mother. The crowd clusters around the child, watching and supporting him as he matures into a young man. Nurtured and encouraged, the man develops lofty ambitions; he reaches - literally - for the stars. When he falls to earth, burned by the sun, he is ignored by those who raised him, who fold their umbrellas and head home, leaving him alone with the setting sun." Printed Matter.
Edition of 5 copies. "Text and images are based on the legend of the Mandrake. The mandrake is among the most well known of magical plants. According to legend, it was moulded out of the same clay as that from which Adam was created. Madrakes [sic] have a root that resembles a human figure. Throughout history, worldwide, the mandrake has been prized for its medicinal or aphrodisiac properties, or as a talisman. The mandrake plant has opposing uses being valued both as an aphrodisiac and as an ingredient to minimize 'uncouthness' in both men and women"--Artist.
Edition limited to 1 copy, signed by the artist. "This hanging, accordion fold book is 60 x 6 inches when fully open. The background is acrylic paste paper with hand-lettered text in acrylic ink and sumi ink. There is a cord in the cover for hanging. Unique books in a series"--Abecedarian Gallery website viewed 4/14/2011.
Limited ed. of 120 copies, Art Library has copy 72.
"Designed and produced in a class taught by Bonnie Thompson Norman in collaboration with Dawn Hobson, Margaret Johnson, Ben Meluish, and Caroline Williams"--Colophon.
"This book contains portrait photoraphs of Ines v. Ketelhodt's maternal and paternal ancestors. They were taken from paintings, drawings, etchings and epitaphs or out of the photo-albums of the v. Stosch and v. Ketelhodt famlies. Beginning with the 13th century portrait of Peterico Count Stos the following pages show his descendents toegether with their wives, leading in direct line to Ines v. Ketelhodt. The following pages show, beginning with Ines's father, his ancestors with their wives in direct line. The book ends in the 13th century with Knight Vredebern Ketelhot"--Ines von Ketelhodt, page 21, Joshua Heller Rare Books Catalogue 40, Summer 2011.
Consists of twelve binding models with leather and various papers and sewing supports, wooden boards, and museum board. Accompanied by a 45 page illustrated booklet outlining key structural features of each binding, and providing numerous references for further study. This reference set of binding models is based on Karen Hanmer's popular workshop "Biblio tech: reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures". The models remain uncovered and only partially completed so methods of board attachment, sewing, spine lining, and endsheet construction are visible. Each model measures approximately 13 x 9 x 1 cm. Issued in an artist-made drop-spine box (30 x 20 x 9 cm) with title on paper label attached to spine of box. Illustrated guidebook is signed and numbered in ink by the artist.
Offset printed artists' book by Michael Smith with photographs by Leendert Van Lagestein.
"Biography is an exploration of the chemical elements in the human body and the roles they play elsewhere in the world. Each spread is a diagram describing the elements as they exist on the periodic table, the earth's crust, a variety of man-made weapons, medicines and tools, sea water, etc. Each element is identified as a specific colored rectangle and these rectangles continue through the diagrams. These diagrams [are] sometimes difficult to decode, and toward the end are interrupted by blind stamped organic shapes and pressure printing."--Artist's website.
Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered. "Bitter Chocolate was written and designed by Julie Chen. Illustrations of the cacao forest and cacao pods were created by Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder. All other images were created by Julie Chen. All elements were letterpress printed from photopolymer plates on a variety of papers including Old Masters handmade paper from Papeterie Saint-Armand in Montréal, Zanders Elephant Hide and Hahnemühle Ingres"--Colophon. Commissioned for inclusion in "Just one look," an exhibition of contemporary book arts held in the Special Collections Division of the University of Washington Libraries from March 31-July 29, 2016.
This exhibition explores the place of the book in the work of great contemporary and modern artists and in so doing provides a very particular insight into the creative and conceptual processes involved.Published on occasion of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 15 April - 29 June 2008. Contains reproductions of works from 38 artists, 62 books on 41 leaves..
Unique artists' book. Lead cover. Pages are mixed-media collage.
Edition of 25 copies, the Art Library has copy 17. Artist's book consisting of: 2 heavy stock leaves covered in paper illustrated with drawings of wild grasses; attached between these leaves are 2 strips of accordion-folded paper with similar illustration; affixed to each fold is a set of 4 transparent plastic leaves (5 x 13 cm. each) with similar illustration. An appropriate quotation from Willa Cather's My Ántonia appears on final leaf, along with colophon.
Limited edition of 57, Art Library has copy no. 37. A triptych opening to a corporeal codex" at head of title. "Scientifically capricious, yet unequivocally misleading reveals heretofore ineffabilities & invisibilities, fluctuating states of the microcosm, the macrocosm, and the elliptically vast metaphorical. Inspired by torso woman, a genuine anatomical model of serene evisceration, to be remotely understood ..."--Front cover.
"Issued in a paperback edition of 1750, a hardbound edition of 180, and a signed edition of 70 numbered copies containing two original manuscript pages"--Page .
Limited edition of 20 copies, the Art Library as copy 5. "The composition and printing were by Leslie Shane and Gray Zeitz at Larkspur Press. ... Binding by Carolyn Whitesel. Exposed spine binding: signatures handsewn with waxed linen thread around black tape. Covers: black Japanese book cloth over boards with attached metal plates. (Aluminum photographic title and copper images created by Julius Friedman.)"--Colophon. Photographic print inserted in book. In wooden box handmade in cherry by John Reeb (33 x 26 x 9 cm.).
One-of-a-kind. Issued in a box; title from label inside box. "Laminated boards made from the advertisement section of one Sunday Boston globe surround the reconfigured text block. The text block is sewn on double reaised cords with handsewn endbands."--Abecedarian Gallery catalog.
Limited ed. of 31 copies, Art Library has copy 18. "Bravo is the about the legacy of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. The Castle Bravo test in 1954, along with 8 years of previous nuclear tests, left the islands with terrible problems of nuclear contamination. Islanders have suffered removal from their homes, and high rates of cancers and birth defects. The U.S. government knowingly relocated them to contaminated islands. ... Most of the quotes come from interviews in two films - Nuclear Savage and Half Life. Some of the quotes come from articles my friend in physics found from science journals ... The images are carved into plastic plates and printed relief. The cover is intaglio, printed from 3 collagraph plates. The end pages are relief, each printed from 4 relief plates. The only silkscreen images are for the title page and the colophon. The text is printed in silkscreen over a base of relief printing from wood. The main pages with the images each have 4 layers--3 in stages of gray, plus the black key block"--Fred Hagstrom, http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/s/strong-silent-type-press.html.
Edition limited to 174 numbered copies signed by the author and the artist. "Images from original ink monotypes are printed as offset duotones ... The slipcase is ... stamped in foil with an original monotype laid into a debossed panel"--Colophon.
Limited edition. Illustrated cover; pages folded to create a meander maze book.
Bound in green faux fur; small yellow booklet attached to front binding by wire.
Edition of 70, Art Library has copy 63.The illustrated book, folded paper square with prints on accordion-folded sheet, and small glassine envelope holding flower stamens, fit into a drawstring purse made of paper. Issued in a box.
"Brasília, Palácio da Poesia, XVIII Festival Nacional de repentistas Campeões e Poetas Cordelistas, 28, 29 e 30 de julho de 1989"--Page 8.
Edition of 100, Art Library has copy 85. "Cell Memory is an artist's book about the microscopic world of the cell and distant memories. Circular die-cut pages, ethereal imagery, and poetry evoke the sense of unconscious memories residing within the cell"--Artist's website, May 18, 2017, http://www.macychadwick.com/artistsbooks/cellmemory.html
Images of manhole covers collected through miles of walking around Scotland and USA. Art Library has v.4:no.1 (Scotland),v.US15:no.1 (United States)
Limited ed. of 500 copies.
Limited edition of 100 numbered and initialed copies, Art Library has copy 15. Poem printed on sheet illustrated in the form of a ladder covered with brambles; sheet printed on one side and folded horizontally in portfolio format, each page folding onto the others; in portfolio.
Limited edition of 65 copies, numbered and signed by the artist, Art Library has copy 2. "This book illuminates how few words are needed to ignite the imagination of the reader. It is part of a larger body of work that I have created in this direction since 1994 which I refer to as 'text paintings'. 'A Colorful Tale' was created for an exhibition ENGAGE: Color, Ritual & Material Studies at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania (November 2014). It uses a stark white paper with a special 'hammered' surface for both text block and the entire case binding"--Artist's statement at the 23 Sandy Gallery website, viewed on March 20, 2015.
Text includes original prose and free verse as well as quotations from Alta, Brian Andreas, Lewis Carrol, Jeanne Foster, Marge Piercy, Rainer Maria Rilke, and W.B. Yeats.
Limited edition of 50 numbered copies, signed by artist and author. "This one sheet book structure has always intrigued me, and I have a particular love of Japanese shoji screens. The shoji pattern creates a window and the book structure creates a room or space. I wanted words to tie it all together"--23 Sandy Gallery Website, viewed on May 18, 2012.
"The container for this collaboration is meant to embody the conundrum of this person who transforms into a beast capable of horrendous acts against innocents. The outside of the container is collaged in the same way that a boy might decorate his hiding place for treasures found. The elements, like currency, targets, or stamps, are in the realm of childhood values. The inside of the container sets the stage for juvenile battle. These are the props for pretend war. When confronted with the grittiness of war, do these ill-prepared young men simply break with reality? Are they taught that they are above the law? Or do they learn to devalue what is not obviously American? Neither the container nor the three books answer the questions posed above. We all know young soldiers who have served or those who could serve. This collaboration is intended to catalyze a conversation about the nature of change that allows potentially decent people to commit indecent acts"--Statement from the publishers at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on February 4, 2015.