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Artists Books: D - F

Dating / Jenny Craig / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .C72 D37 2013 box 15.2

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Edition of 35 copies, autographed and numbered by the artist, Art Library has copy 25. "Dating is part personal ad, part consolidation of my thoughts based on prior experiences. It is meant to be funny, but also to seriously examine and question the expectations brought to romantic encounters. It is a very personal work, but my readers seem to find themes that resonate with them as well. The book consists of an envelope enclosure holding 5 small [sewn, letterpress printed] pamphlets and a card. The pamphlet books ask questions and provide a choose-your-own-adventure of sarcastic answers. Language not suitable for children" -- Artist's statement at Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed February 7, 2018.

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De Ma nuit naît ton jour / Aline Apostolska, Bernard Gast, Jacques Fournier / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PQ 3919.2 .A644 D4 2001

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Limited edition of 21 copies. In De ma nuit naît ton jour, (From my Night your day is born), (2001) text from Aline Apostolska with a photograph from the French artist Bernard Gast, the purpose was to create a book integrating day and night, light and darkness. The book wooden structure takes the shape of a double frame window, it suggests a stereoscopic photograph. Without light, the image is opaque. It is revealed only while holding the book in front of a light source. The fragmented image of a person drowning, based on film shots, creates a movement, waves of various lengths similar to the ones of the text.--J. Fournier's website, viewed Sept. 17, 2019.

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[Déchirures] / Servane Briand / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B7512 D43 2011 box 13.1

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One-of-a-kind. " ... the accordion book opens on prints of cacti and prickly leaves. The back features tears (déchirures) of Kozo with names of cacti and red Unryu that could be the traces left by thorns and spikes on those who dare come too close!"--Artist's statement from Abecedarian Gallery website viewed 7/12/2013.

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Deck of cards /  Peter H Beaman, Elizabeth Whiteley, Brad Freeman / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3552 .E147 D4 1989 box 6.2

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"As the title suggests, this oversized deck of cards, containing 52 chapters based on the interactions of five characters, can be shuffled and dealt (read) in any order. The loose sheets are cut to resemble a deck of playing cards and are printed with the text on the obverse and illustrations on the reverse in playing-card fashion. The illustrations, done in collaboration, have their own shuffled collage-like look." References: Johanna Drucker, The Century of Artists' Books, 1995." Printed Matter

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Deeply honored / Fred Hagstrom / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .H23 D4 2010 box 12.1

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After being interned with his parents at the Minikoda Internment Camp in Idaho, Frank Masao Shigemura was released to attend Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with the help of the newly formed National Japanese American Student Relocation Council, headed by John W. Nason. Although Shigemura described his year at Carleton as the best of his life, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was killed in battle in France on October 20, 1944. When Carleton published a memorial "Gold Star" booklet which honored the Carleton men who had been killed in the war, Mr. and Mrs. Shigemura responded with the first of many donations to the college. From their correspondence, Carleton President Laurence M. Gould developed a friendship with the Shigemuras, and as their contributions continued, helped establish the Frank Shigemura Scholarship at Carleton. The alumni felt Frank's loyalty should be made public and asked George Grimm, a columnist, to write about it. Grimm wrote a series of articles on the Shigemuras's generosity; the articles were collected and reprinted elsewhere.

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The deerslayers: a limited edition folio / Leslie Krims / Art Library Rare Books Collection - SK 301 .K75 box 6.1

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"Throughout THE DEERSLAYERS we are led to understand the characters and enter into their passions and motives. And like all good work, the effect is a revelation of reality. Krims' photography adds a new constellation to our human universe, a new segment to the great realistic drama of history. Meet the deerslayers." - Alex J.Sweetman.

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Divisive and diverse: a U.S. voting story / Tia Blassingame / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.35 .U6 D58 2016 box 3.1

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Limited edition of 80 copies, signed and numbered in pencil by the six artists. An artists' book exploring voting rights and identity politics. "We created this book with the intent of shedding light on the history of voting rights within the United States. Our goal was to share voices not often heard within the mainstream and to build a more nuanced conversation then was offered during the polarizing 2016 election period.

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A dog's tale / Brandon Dyer / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .D94 D65 2008 box 10.2

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One-of-a-kind. Artists' book created for ART 390 class, University of Louisville, spring 2008.--Cf. email.

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[Don't fence me in] / Peter Thomas, Donna Thomas. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T5334 D66 2010 box 4.2

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Edition of 50, Art Library has copy 36. "The text is the first line of Cole Porter's archtypal cowboy song. Letterpress printed on Peter's handmade paper. The images are vintage printers cuts from an old print shop in Butte Montana. The type is ATF 'Old Town' and is printed with a rainbow roll. The covers are made from Ponderosa Pine that was cut and milled by our cowboy friend Jim Leap in Mariposa California. A piece of saddle leather, with another vintage printers cut blind stamped on it, is mounted on the cover."--From artists' web catalog.

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Dream boat / Deborah Greenwood / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .G744 D74 2008 box 3.1

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"Dream boat is part of a series of window shade books. ... The inspiration for this series came from Roland Barthes' book Camera Lucida."--Envelope. Issued with a clear acrylic stand with base to display the hanging panel.

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Du Manneken-pis aux Grenadines, l'Atlantique dépressionnaire / Christine Kermaire / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K4725 D8 2007 box 2.3

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An edition of 300. "Between July 2004 and September 2006, Christine Kermaire realised two Atlantic crossing [sic] with her sailing boat, Belgium departure ( --with, as guardian angel "the icon" of Manneken-pis, famous statue situated in Bruxelles). She photographed the particular Atlantic sky during the depressions crossing, a gale between Bermuda and the Acores, a tornado and squalls off Grenadines Islands in the Caribbean Sea"--Title page verso.

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Ecomenical / Tara O'Brien / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .O27 E26 2008 box 3.1 env. 1

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Limited edition of 20 copies, Art Library has copy 14. "Ecumenical: 1. general; universal. 2. pertaining to the whole Christian Church. Ecology: the branch of biology concerned with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings."--Page 4 of cover.

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The education of an artist / Annie Cicale / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .C523 E3 1996 box 12.1

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Edition limited to 20 copies. "This book includes text from "The shape of content" by Ben Shahn, a man who loved to make letters. It was designed and printed in the lithography studio at East Tennessee State University. 10 copies were printed on Lenox paper ... 10 copies were printed on Rives BFK"--Colophon.

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Eight questions: a recipe for change / Stephanie Copoulos-Selle / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .C648 E34 2018

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"The artist found eight shoe boxes in her parents' laundry room full of recipes--over 8,000. Each book has original recipe cards; therefore, each is a variant, as the recipes will be different. The recipes represent her family life growing up where she felt warm & safe 'inside the kitchen with soup on the stove and bread in the oven.' Today the environment she lives in is 'frayed, full of loose ends, and knots.' Using this backdrop of happiness that the recipes represent for her she presents eight questions for us about th e current status of our society--Why can't we protect our children from gun violence? Why can't we stop killing people out of hatred? Why can't we help those less fortunate? Why can't we take care of our environment? Why can't our elected officials be ethical? Why can't a woman choose what happens to her body? Why do we need so many bombs?"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed February 5, 2020.

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Elemental / Emily Church, Shelby Lattis, Amy Seibert. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .C48 E44 2005 box 5.2

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An artists' book documenting the authors' aesthetic and emotional experiences while traveling in Portugal, France, and Italy.

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Elementum: prologue / Seiko Tachibana / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T33 E4 2010 box 1.1

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Limited edition of 15 copies."The elements of my work represent everything that I see, hear, breathe, and taste. Just as each of our actions has a meaning, there is a reason why each of my lines and dots is created just so. My marks often employ circles and bars as metaphors for rain and water. Rain is about hope. It gives life to all creatures on Earth. It is an essential element in the cycle of life. The circle represents the natural duality of the infinite whole, and suggests the constant balancing forces of Yin and Yang. In living our daily lives, we are confronted with an almost incomprehensible deluge of images, and our understanding of the world around us-our reality-is largely dependent upon which of these images we choose to inform us and which we reject. We are, therefore, simultaneously enlightened and deceived about the true nature of our universe"--Artist's statement.

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L'enfant mauve / Denise Desautels, Jacques Fournier, Jacqueline Ricard. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PQ 3919.2 .D374 E54 2004 box 15.2

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Art Library has copy 32. Tri-fold, in which two etchings with embossing anchor a poem (in the original French).

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Ephemera: poems / Robert Pinsky, Karen Kunc. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3566 .I54 E55 2009 box 12.1

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Signed by Karen Kunc. Limited edition of 50 copies, the Art Library has copy 40. "The fortuitous pairing of Robert Pinsky (Poet Laureate 1997-2000) and book artist Karen Kunc evolved upon invitation from Longwood University, Virginia. The text of Cochin 11 point, and the line drawings from photopolymer plates are printed letterpress on a Vandercook 320, and the woodcuts are printed from birch blocks on a Takach etching press, on Japanese Nishinouchi paper. All has been brought together at the artist's own Blue Heron Press in Avoca, Nebraska, through four seasonal changes."--Colophon.

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Eros ... onward ho / Alicia Bailey / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B33 E76 2014

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One-of-a-kind. "An experiment in using wooden slats and cord to form a flexible binding for rigid pages, this book has 5 wooden pages, imaged with ink and colored pencil drawings with metal leaf. Each page has a thin wooden slat, as wide as the pages are thick, screwed onto the spine with three steel screws. The slats are then lashed together, one to the next, in a way inspired by bamboo mats. The front cover has a glass lens over a round opening with upholstery bosses in each corner."--Accompanying sheet.

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Euthanasia in kit form / Christine Kermaire / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K4725 E97 2011 box 3.1 env. 3

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Paper folder (15 x 11 cm.) containing a foam-padded compartment with a plastic window, through which is visible an enlarged colored map of Charleroi, Belgium, and a clear plastic tube. Printed on the item are instructions for use, a colored map of Belgium including Charleroi showing "nanoparticles" on April 1, and a graph depicting "atmospheric concentration of nanoparticles" on the first day of each month. Issued in resealable plastic bag.

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Every building on the Sunset Strip / Edward Ruscha / Art Library Rare Books Collection - TR 654 .R872 box 6.1

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A complete panoramic pictorial compilation of every building on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, California.

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Every day gets to be a long time ago: installation / Lisa Austin / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .A89 E84 1998 box 3.1 env. 2

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Book consists of 10 illustrations printed on a continuous sheet folded in accordian style.

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Everyday readers / Mary V. Marsh / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M375 E84 2010 box 3.1 env. 5

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"Drawings of people reading--sketched during the artist's daily commute--are translated into block prints on discarded library cards and newspapers. The commuters engaged in their own private world intersect with the book titles and names of past readers on the cards. In different postures of concentration, they are creating a mental space for themselves, an escape, or just making time pass. The office materials used to construct each book imply tasks the workers are bound for. The nostalgia of the old cards suggest a history of the changing methods of reading. An open edition variété, each Everday Readers book is unique. Block prints on library checkout cards are combined and bound in pamphlet format and finished with a unique vintage book cover."--23 Sandy Gallery website, viewed Feb. 1, 2011.

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Excellent articles of Japan / David Rosenberg / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .R678 A43 1969 box 13.1

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"Assembled in one Sitting by David Rosenberg"--Stamp on title page. "Compiled and published by The All Japan Medium and Small Enterprise Export Promotion Council under the supervision of The Medium and Small Enterprise Agency ... with the purpose of introducing the sundry items produced in Japan ... to visiting overseas buyers to the 8th Osaka International Trade Fair."--Accompanying sheet.

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An excerpt from Five hymns to pain / Nāzik Malāʼikah, Husain Haddawy / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .R52 E93 2012 box 9.2

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Limited edition of 25 copies, Art Library has copy 7. "On March 5th, 2007, more than 30 people were killed when a car bomb was exploded on Mutanabbi Street, an old and established street for bookselling in the heart of Baghdad's literary and intellectual community. To protest the bombing, the Mutanabbi Street Coalition, a group started by San Francisco poet and bookseller Beau Beausoleil, organized readings and invited letterpress printers to produce broadsides by Iraqi poets and writers. Moving Parts Press contributed An Excerpt from Five Hymns to Pain by Nazik al-Malaika"--Moving Parts Press website, viewed on July 29, 2014.

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Expurgated / Christine Kermaire / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K4725 E99 2013 box 3.1 env. 2

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Issued in a limited edition of 300 numbered copies, signed by the artist. Art Library has copy 130. Paper opens up in shape of pyramid with photograph of mine in trapezoid box. Words printed on slivers of paper inserted into a tea bag and issued in resaleable plastic bag. All the contents are contained in a cardboard enclosure.

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An exquisite future / Marginalia Press / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.35 .U6 E97 2014 box 12.1

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"An Exquisite Future was created in the Fall of 2014 by Master's Degree candidates [Susanne Allen, Sarah Matthews, Amy Nichols, Sarah Denslow, Krista Sharp, Julie Sheah] in the Art and the Book Program, Marginalia Press, at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, George Washington University, under the guidance of instructor Sarah McDermott."--Colophon.

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Fading Skills / Doreen Barnaville / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B358 F33 2000z box 8.1

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One-of-a-kind. "This book is made of raw cotton muslin, printed using cyanotype printmaking. The images have been extracted from an Edwardian household guide."--Description on 23 Sandy Gallery website for artist's winning work as part of the gallery's Uncommon threads exhibition held Sept. 23-Oct. 29, 2011.

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Feathers / Deborah Bryan / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B789 F42 1998 box 3.2

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Limited edition of 3 copies numbered and signed by the artist. Art Library has copy 2.

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Field Trip /  Karen Kunc / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3558 .A51338 F54 2002 box 4.1

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Limited edition of 200 copies, Art Library has copy 9. The poem, printed on a 55 x 11 cm. sheet, is tipped on and folded accordion-style to fit length of one page. Poems by Twyla Hansen, printed by Lori Spencer, Denise E Brady.

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The Firebird / Nathalie Marshall / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3563 .A7226 F5 1982 box 4.1

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"Stravinsky's music and Balanchine's ballet are the wellspring that inspired the poetry and illustration. Based on the Russian legend of a hunter-prince who stumbles into the eerie garden of an evil monster, there falls in love with a beautiful princess held captive by the ogre, and rescues her with a supernatural power granted him by a magical bird of fire. From George Balanchine's "New Complete Stories of the Great Ballets", 1967." Colophon

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Fish in the Sky OH MY! / Mary S. Rezny / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .R458 F57 2010

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Edition of 100, Art Library has copy no. 3. "Photographs of cumulus clouds create a dimensional representation of sky into which cut out photographs of brightly painted fish (models) are suspended. A sculptural star book that incorporates many pop-up book techniques to juxtapose the fish into the sky - OH MY!"--Artist's statement, Vamp and Tramp website.

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Five Meters of Poems / Carlos Oquendo de Amat, Antonio Frasconi. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PQ 8497 .O5 C513 1986 box 13.1

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"The format of this first English edition has been adapted from the original and handset in Goudy Modern. The woodcut illustrations are by Antonio Frasconi. Three hundred copies on Mohawk Cover were [letterpress] printed and bound by Sandra Liddell Reese."--Colophon.

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Flag Book: interaction towards a better world / Fernando Lopes / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .L66 F45 1996 box 9.1

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Book is in accordion style consisting of 96 triangular pieces of flags from countries represented at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Forest echos / Mary Ellen Long / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .L64 F6 1992 box 6.2

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"This series of site installations continue my on-going involvement with the forst landscape and its spirit surround my habitat, south of Missionary Ridge in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado." Mary Ellen Long, page 1.

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Forest fern / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T55 F6 2004 box 3.2

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"This bright green fern lived deep in the Northwest forest. The image is a hand pulled serigraph printed on archival by Jill Timm. This unusual structure, a "flag" book, was invented by Hedi Kyle. The cover paper is Mulberry, and the inside paper is Canford. The font used is TektoMM."--Colophon.

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Fortune teller / Malini Gupta / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .G87 F67 2015 box 14.1

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Limited variable edition of 10 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Art Library has copy 8. "Through this work I seek to investigate the deeply entrenched gender biases that plague the Indian society. It is comprised of two parts: part one is the game of Fortune Teller; part two is my personal childhood story. The Fortune Teller--an unassuming childhood game that predicts your future based on choices you make. As the viewer interacts with this seemingly benign and innocuous game they are confronted by the cold, hard statistics of gender inequality in India. For the second part of the piece, I narrate my first hand experiences of growing up in India. As the reader takes this journey with me from my childhood to teenage years, the deeply entrenched biases come to life. I wanted to give the reader the statistics of gender bias, but also my personal story so the mundane numbers would become real. " --Artist's Statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on June 9, 2016.

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Franklin Furnace Archive artists book bibliography / Franklin Furnace Archive / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.3 .F72 1977 box 14.2

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Vol. 1. Edition of 1100, unsigned, unnumbered (143 cards) -- v. 2. Edition of 500, unsigned, unnumbered (144 cards) -- v. 3. Edition of 500, unsigned, unnumbered (143 cards).

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