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Journal of inventions: Leonardo Da Vinci / Jaspre Bark, David Lawrence, David Hawcock. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - ND 623 .L5 B3227 2008 box 11.2

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This fascinating book is an exquisite collection of elaborate 3-D pop-ups and detailed illustrations based on the personal notebooks and sketches of the Renaissance's most influential mind. Discover da Vinci's Mechanical Man, coil-spring clock mechanisms, hydraulic contraptions, and designs for armored vehicles--the precursor to modern tanks. Each invention is brought to life as a movable 3-D pop-up, with da Vinci's own words and illustrations to provide further insight. This endlessly fascinating book is sure to inspire young readers and adults alike.

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[Journey facsimile] / Mary McCarthy / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M323 J68 2003 box 16.1

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Limited edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. The Art Library has copy 34. "The Journey is a reflection on life, how we often want the end result and forget to enjoy the process. Like kids wanting to grow up fast and not enjoy being a kid. And then when they get to be a grown up, it isn't what they thought it would be like"--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on July 24, 2015.

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K.S.I. / Betsy Kenyon / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K458 K85 1995 box 3.1

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Limited edition of 200 copies. A hand-printed book marking the culmination of a 2 year long performance/installation project involving participants ("agents") and the collection, documentation and publicizing of discarded objects found throughout various parts of the United States. The book takes the form of a recruitment/instructional manual for potential agents.

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Kaleidoscope: in woodcuts / Antonio Frasconi / Art Library Rare Books Collection - NE 1112 .F72 A4 1968 box 1.2

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Illustrated with 28 different colour images printed in a continuus sheet. First edition. Published to honour the selection of Antonio Frasconi by the Republic of Uruguay as its artist at the 34th Venice Biennale, 1968.

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Kinnikinnick brand kickapoo joy-juice: meta-fours / Jonathan Williams, John Furnival. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3545 .I52966 K56 2004 box 14.2

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Limited edition of 145 copies, numbered and signed by the poet and the artist. Art Library has copy 88.

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KnownUnknown / Sha Towers, Hedi Kyle. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T694 K569 2015 box 3.2

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"Pairing glimpses of the grandfather I never knew and glimpses of people known through social media, the work illuminates the dichotomy of knowing intimate details of someone while at the same time knowing little or nothing of substance about them. While the work has clear family history connections for me personally, my hope is that in paralleling the personal with the ubiquity of social media, more universal themes will surface reflection on identity, belonging, and the constant juxtaposition of the known and the unknown ... I chose the blizzard book structure housing loose and unnumbered pages to highlight the fragmentary nature of the material and to allow the reader to explore the pieces without a predefined order. The outer structure incorporates acrylic mono printing representative of the color palettes of the iconic social media platforms referenced in the work"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers, LLC website, April 26, 2016.

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Kon box / Michiko Kon / Art Library Rare Books Collection - TR 654 .K655 1996 box 2.1

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Edition of 1000, Art Library has copy 708. "Kon Box presents 40 of the artist's most powerful works. This set of 6 x 6 inch duotone cards is accompanied by essays in English and Japanese from Peter Bunnell and Kohtaro Iizawa."--Nazraeli Press website (viewed on September 6, 2019.

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LA Air / Bruce Nauman / Art Library Rare Books Collection - Folio N 6537 .N38 A49

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Limited edition of 600 copies. Complementing and extending on the artists' earlier book CLEA RSKY (1968-69), L A AIR features glossy reproductions of 10 photographs of the polluted air of late 1960s Los Angeles.

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Labor/movement: (seven workers) / Amy Borezo / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B676 L3 2012

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"Labor/Movement (seven workers) depicts movement visually in book form, while calling attention to the complexity of everyday human activity. The book tracks the motions of seven workers over a brief period of time with lines that change in length, width and color. As the segments of motion grow, page by page, lines intersect and interact, joining to form an intricate pattern on top of a static industrial floor. Shades of silver ink overlap to create a rich, opulent field that belies the seemingly humble activity. Each folio is sewn onto the mountain fold of a concertina. When the concertina is fully extended by the reader, a portion of each page can be seen simultaneously with each other page, exposing the frame by frame growth of the movement pattern. The reader/viewer is implicated in the performance of the book and asked to be aware of her movements as she interacts with the piece."--Artist's website, www.shelterbookworks.com.

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Labyrinth: a montage book / Margot Lovejoy / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .L678 L3 1991 box 12.1

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Part of illustrative matter on flaps folded over pages.

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Leonard Baskin's Miniature Natural History: first series / Leonard Baskin / Art Library Rare Books Collection - QL46 .B25 1983 box 9.1

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"With exquisitely dramatic miniature paintings, Leonard Baskin enlarges our vision of the natural world in these four small books." -- Dust jacket volume 1.

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Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine / Charles Anthony Silvestri, Jan Kellett. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K446 L46 2010 box 3.1

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Limited edition of 20, Art Library has copy 15. "This book was inspired by the a cappella work of the same name, and devised, printed, illustrated and bound by Jan Kellett."--Colophon.

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Letter Portfolio / Susan Elizabeth King / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 6537 .K522 A325 box 11.1

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Edition of 200 copies. In a portfolio tied with lavender ribbon and sealed with red wax. "Offset printed at the Women's Graphic Center in an edition of 200 copies; 28 pieces plus cover; Typewriter type; collage on inside of chromecoat portfolio printed in 2 colors; all production by Susan King; a collection of postcards, letters and messages reproduced, with writing on the nature of letterwriting; ribbon and sealing wax closure; printed on various stationery and card papers"--Description supplied by artist.

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Letters / Peter and Donna Thomas, Kathleen Ann O'Connell. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T5334 L47 2015 box 4.2

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"Forty-six copies of this book were letterpress printed, hand stamped, digitally printed and hand bound. The design, content, structure, and actual work was a collaboration between Kathleen O'Connell's book arts and letterpress classes at Middle Tennessee State University and visiting wandering book artists, Peter and Donna Thomas."--Colophon.

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The Little people of America 1971 / Leslie Krims / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 8217 .D9 K75 box 6.1

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"Krims, who is the official photographer for the L.P.A. [Little People of America], describes its membership as 'the ultimate minority'"--Introduction.

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Lorca's Desire: a visual/verbal book / Thomas Ingmire / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .I65 L67 2011 box 4.1

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Artists' book presenting a calligraphic interpretation of lines selected from Federico García Lorca's Collected poems, edited by Christopher Maurer, and published in 2002 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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Made up / Ellen Knudson / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K6258 M34 2015

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Limited edition of 50 copies, Art Library has copy 13. "[A] non-scientific science book about the imaginary cellular composition of the human body. Fourteen cells are illustrated: Anger, Curiosity, Failure, Fear, Jealousy, Joy, Knowledge, Location, Love, The Past, Success, Talent, Trust, Work. The cell images are vibrant multi-block and reduction linoleum prints with a diagram explaining how each cell operates ... imaginary, emotional cellular structures that might 'make up' a person ... wrote text for each cell using indirectly scientific language. To further support the pseudo-scientific nature ... I used a non-digital form of image creation for the cells--multi-block linoleum cuts"--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on February 12, 2016.

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Magical naturescapes: an adventure in anaglyph 3-D / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T55 M34 2008 box 10.2

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Published and hand crafted in a limited edition of 50, Art Library has copy 14. "The photographs in this book and the adaptation to 3-D was created by nature photographer and book artist Jill Timm. The photo locations are Cottonwood Creek in Sedona, Arizona, Cottonwood Creek in Arizona, Sitka Islands in Alaska, Bryce National Park in Utah, Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park in California, Mt. Rainier in Washington, and Zion National Park in Utah."--Colophon. Accompanied by two pairs of special red-cyan viewing glasses in front pocket.

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Maizum goin: hommage à Antonin Artaud: textes extraits des Cahiers du retour à Paris / Robert Schwarz / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PQ 2601 .R677 C315 1989 box 7.1

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The print run was limited to: 99 numbered and signed copies, Art Library has copy 66.

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Maneater / Hannah Bastel / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B3885 M36 2015 box 1.1

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Limited edition of fifty copies, signed and numbered by the artist, the Art Library has copy 13. "The set consists of four stories whose physical and narrative structure nest within one another like Russian nesting dolls. The books can be read separately, but when taken together, reveal a legacy of greed and colonialism across generations. Every time a new character's name is spoken, a new book begins that follows that character's life story. The first book's protagonist is a wealthy shut-in who becomes obsessed with an exotic deity; the three enclosed books reveal this retired businessman's colonialist past and the history of the deity's native land. With every book, the narrative as a whole moves backwards chronologically in time. The visual style echoes that of 19th-century children's mass-market hardcover adventure books, whose bright and captivating illustrations belied the troubling imperialist messages conveyed within"--Artist's statement at the Vamp & Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on June 22, 2016.

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Le mariage de Mr. Anselme des Tilleuls: souvenir d'un élève de huitième / Béatrice Coronn Jean-Michel Margot. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 6512.5 .P34 P37 2012

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Edition of 25, Art Library has copy 16. Each unfolded leaf reveals a reproduction of the author's manuscript, while alternate leaves also become a pocket containing notes and annotations by Jean-Michel Margot.

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La Mariposa / Louise Levergneux / Art Library Rare Books Collection - F 819 .C36 L48 2004 box 14.2

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Pictures taken during a stay at La Hacienda de la Mariposa in Camp Verde, Ariz.

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Market to Market: a commuter diary / Mary V. Marsh / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M375 M37 2014

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Limited edition of eighteen copies, initialed and numbered by the artist,the Art Library has copy 18. "Scenes from a daily journal of my commute by bus, bike and BART from Oakland to San Francisco and back in 2012"--Colophon.

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Marvel Ann's dream / Jody Williams / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .W54 M3 1989 box 9.1

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Edition limited to 60 copies, Art Library has copy 31.

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Memories unfolded / Sun Young Kang / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433 .K365 M45 2011 box 1.2 env. 1

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Edition of 10, Art Library has copy 9. "I have created this shadow book with paper-cut-out images of Korean traditional doors. The process of cutting the pattern of the doors to create shadows recalls my memories of my grandmother in her old house. When I was inside, I could see the shadow of Grandmother cast on the paper doors from outside. Grandmother's presence as a shadow on the door has remained a strong image in my mind. Unlike many other doors, the traditional rice paper door does not totally block the inside and out from eath other. It only creates the concept of this side and the other while simultaneously connecting them to each other. When this accordion book is unfolded, the pages are shaped as closed, connecting the memories of my Grandmother, who is now in the other side, with myself in this world."--Author's statement.

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The mermaid's dream / Celeste Maia / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M35 M47 2016

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Limited edition of 10 copies, signed and numbered by the artist. Expands to a depth of 38 cm when extended.

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Meter / Jana Sim / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .S425 M48 2011 box 6.2

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Limited edition of 15 copies, signed by the author, Art Library has copy 7.

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More Garbage / Lise Melhorn-Boe / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M469 M67 2010 box 8.1

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Limited edition of 12 copies; all copies slightly different. "This book is entirely made of garbage, or stuff I had lying about. No new materials were purchased except the photocopying of pages. The covers are bottoms of mandarin boxes collected at Christmas. The socks and T-shirts were worn out ones raided from husband and son and self. The mitts and gloves were picked up on the streets as the snow melted. ... The paper was left over from Wake up the Frog and Library Book. The thread was from when I used to do embroidery. The 'tapes' on which the pages are bound are mostly from knapsacks. The fake suede is leftover from the blinds I made when we moved into this house; also the insulation from other Roman shades. The rag rugs were from my mother's. ... The text deals with the effect of garbage on our health.'"--Artist's statement, from bookseller's website.

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Mourning/Warning: an abecedarian / Tia Blassingame / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B5823 M68 2015

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Edition of 26 numbered copies. "M/W serves as a method of memorializing the slain and wronged, and of teaching our children and ourselves to be vigilant and wary in hostile terrain, where your skin color makes you an easy target"--Colophon.

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My 9 migraine cures / Ann Kalmbach, Tatana Kellner. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K354 M9 1987 box 11.1

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"This black and white book tells you what to do with a headache that's bigger than your head. Complete with movable parts this KAKE action book allows you to try out the different solutions for yourself." Women's Studio Workshop website.

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My life on the floor: Glaza/Richard / Richard Nonas / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .N65 A5 box 5.1

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Vol. 5 of the author's Details from the excavation of Wooster Street.

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My Mother: A psychological Portrait / Athena Tacha / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T32 A43 box 1.2 env. 7

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"A small pamphlet offering a portrait, in writing, of the artist's mother from the perspective of an adult child: intimate, frank and epitomizing the complex relations between a parent and child." Printed Matter

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My mother's book / Joan Lyons / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .L95 M9 1993 box 5.1

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Only a few family stories survived, along with fewer pictures. The voice is my mother's, although this book begins with my grandmother's dream and ends with mine. I have allowed myself to make such a personal book because the words and images are so typical of her immigrant generation. The structure of the book is a double pamphlet. I felt that different openings revealing random combinations of texts and images resembled the structure of memories more closely than a linear reading would." Joan Lyon's website, http://www.joanlyons.com/motherbook.html

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My thieving [hands]: a story of Jean Genet / Chip Duyck / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .D89 M9 2005 box 12.2

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Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, the Art Library has copy 30.

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