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Artists Books: N - Q

Neck of the Moon / Danica Novgorodoff / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PN 6727 .N68 N43 2004 box 7.1

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Lucy Astrid, a young amateur photographer, journeys across southern borders into the land of volcanoes, cowboys, gypsies, and tourists. She sends postcards to her brother Skinny throughout her travels.

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Never tired of looking at each other: only the mountain and I / Olafur Eliasson / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7153 .O43 A4 2012 box 10.1

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This publication is an experimental space. Rather than a linear narrative, it follows an improvised internal logic. The Chinese scholar's garden was chosen as a spatial model for presenting the works of Olafur Eliasson in book format and for exploring the key philosophical concerns in his artistic practice. The book contains extensive material from a trip undertaken in February 2011 to the Master of Nets Garden and the Lion Grove Garden, two scholar's gardens in Suzhou, China. The journey explored the traditional Chinese scholar's garden as a model for physical movement, for duration, rhythm, and sequencing, and also as inspiration for the present book.

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A new herball: poems by Nancy Willard to block prints / Nancy Willard, Helen Siegl. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3573 .I444 N4 box 12.2

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"Edition is limited to four hundred, plus ten copies hors commerce. Art Library has copy no. 28, signed by Helen Siegl."

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News from Golgonooza / Æthelred Eldridge / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .E349 N4 box 13.1

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"Sent from Golgonooza, The Church of William Blake, invented by Æthelred Eldridge."

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Night Crawlers on the Web / Johanna Drucker / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3554 .R68 N544 2000 box 9.1

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Limited edition of about 1000 offset printed, unnumbered copies. "Digital media and information technology became the center of my intellectual and professional life in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Coming to the University of Virginia at that moment immersed me in the world of digital humanities. The vocabulary and ideas this universe provided stimulated imaginative as well as academic work. This book was conceived as a playful expression of the imaginative resonses provoked by conversations in which I found myself. It was meant to be playful, suggestive, funny, dark, critical, engaging, a little throw-off book done as an inside joke among the digerati". Artist's statement at the Artists' Books Online website, viewed on November 3, 2014.

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NN-1-25 (guerilla hollow) / Alfred Graf / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 6888 .G663 A4 2004 box 4.1

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Limited edition of 90 copies. Artist in residence program at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.

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Not-knowing: poems / Libby Ackerman, Ron Whitehead. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3573 .H483 N68 2003

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Eight copies published in this edition, Art Library has copy 1.

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[O.T.] / Ernesto Baltiswiler / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B3556 O2 1983 box 1.2 env 5

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Limited ed. of 50 copies, Art Library has copy 42.

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Observations of anxiety, distance, scale and language: containing an account in which I hide in a basement full of Judaica books and explore from a place of relative safety, destruction in miniature / Michelle Ray / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .R388 O27 2011 box 3.1

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Edition of 40 copies, Art Library has copy 32. "This book was created in response to the April 27, 2011, tornado in Tuscaloosa, AL and the anxieties that ensued. Drawing its aesthetic and organizational inspiration from Victorian naturalist journals, Observations... is an exploration in how technical and scientific language arms the compulsive with tools for unorthodox ritual. The book is an exploration in miniaturization, anxiety and symbol, and the image and text move between the realms of micro- and macrocosm. The superstitious and the rational are interwoven throughout this autobiographical narrative, addressing the tension between those things that we believe and those that we know to be true."--Michelle Ray.

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On the slates / Clark Coolidge / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .C6452 O6 1992 box 14.2

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Limited edition of 250, signed by author and designer. Art Library has copy 108. Poem is printed on 31 "dollar" bills, rolled and tied with a shoelace inside a black wingtip man's shoe, and wrapped in tissue paper.

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Origins / Krista Sharp / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .S4158 O75 2014 box 3.1

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Edition of 5. "Origins attempts to examine where I have come from. By using the DNA analysis of myself and my brother, my lineage has been traced back 20,000 years. The maternal and paternal lineages vary greatly, coming from different parts of the world, including multiple contents and cultures. Through this altered flag book structure, I am able to graphically show the journey that my ancestors took. Each journey begins in a very different place but ultimately end up in the place where I was born and that I call home."--Artist's statement, Abecedarian Gallery website (accessed November 17, 2016).

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An outline of reparation /  Bill Kelly, James Renner. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PS 3611 .E4458 O98 2006 box 12.2

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Limited edition of 35 signed and numbered copies, Art Library has copy 9.

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An Oxbow ABC / Bea Nettles / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .N4624 O92 2011 box 3.1 env. 5

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Issued in two limited editions of 6 signed and numbered copies each. One edition is bound in cloth, and the other in leather and enclosed in a vellum paper letter-fold case. Art Library copy is leather bound copy number 1. Photographs of natural objects creating the letters of the alphabet.

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Palimpsest / Ann Lovett / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .L68 P35 1990 box 10.1

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"Palimpsest was my first artists' book, and grew from photographic collage work I had been doing for several years. Frustrated with the limitations of single images, I decided to create more complex and multi-layered imagery through the pages of a book. Palimpsest is an extended collage of newspaper texts and photographs exploring world events seen through personal vision. The layered images become metaphors for the intellectual and emotional processes of learning, thinking and memory for me. The elements, drawn from found images and text, or experiences from my life, depict an intersection of the personal and the political. Newspaper text with all but a few words crossed out alludes to censorship as well as revealing a subtext of emotional language hidden beneath the surface of purportedly objective reporting. Unexpected juxtapositions form an open-ended narrative that considers the conditions of our culture and the ways in which we receive and interpret information." http://www.artistsbooksonline.org/works/plpt.xml

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Paper cut: relief / Heather Weston / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .W467 F55 2007 box 9.1

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Limited edition of 150 copies, Art Library has copy 19.

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Paper dolls / Ginger R Burrell / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.3 .B86 P36 2015

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Edition of 10, Art Library has copy 4. "Paper Dolls began as a feminist manifesto about the role of women in society past and the ever present attempts to return women to that role. In the entire book, The Complete Book of Sewing by Constance Talbot (1943), there was only one photograph of a man sewing and he was listed as the expert. Over time, however, Paper Dolls became a sentimental journey through my childhood ..."-- artist's statement from Vamp and Tramp Booksellers website.

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Paper From Plants / Peter and Donna Thomas / Art Library Rare Books Collection - TS 1124.5 .T46 1999 box 2.2

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Limited edition of 150, Art Library has copy 119

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Parasites: survival relationships (symbiosis state) / Amber Stucke / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .S8 P37 2013

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Edition of 100, Art Library has copy 89. "With this publication Stucke interrogates the biological and cultural definitions of symbiosis. By combining experiential and rational knowledge systems with the medium of drawing, she appropriates visual taxonomies that create conversations between local knowledge systems of the human body and scientific classification structures ... Parasites ... explores the invisible, sensorial, and imaginative experience of parasites using the letterpress printing techniques of SFCB Master Printer Chad Johnson." -- San Francisco Center for the Book website, viewed Oct. 26, 2017.

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The phoenix / Richard W. Clement, Cathy Ledeker, Linda Samson-Talleur. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - PR 1490 .A3 2004

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Edition of 50, Art Library has copy 29 ; signed by Cathy Ledeker and Linda Samson-Talleur. "Excerpts from the Codex Exoniensis (circa 1100, Anonymous, in Anglo-Saxon) and an English translation (1842, Benjamin Thorpe) with vignettes, calligraphy, and relief cuts. The calligraphed Anglo-Saxon excerpts appear on the inner 2.5 x 2" concertina that connects the larger panels on which the relief cuts appear. A non-traditional woven format unites the illustrations and text of the book. The structure enables the reader to handle the book in a traditional manner, paging double page spreads, or to remove the last tab from the spine and view the extended pages to reveal the image of a rising Phoenix on the recto and descending Phoenix on the verso."--Publisher's website, viewed 03/02/2009.

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Pistol, pistil: botanical ballistics / Ann E. Kalmbach, Tana Kellner. / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K354 P4 1997 box 6.2

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Issued in an edition of 100, Art Library has copy 3. "This accordion fold book examines the use of ordinary words in both botanical and military context. These definitions are juxtaposed with stories and statistics relating to farming and violence."--Women's Studio Workshop, quoted on Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website (viewed Feb. 14, 2011).

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The poetics (of torture) / Maureen Cummins / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .C86 P64 2011 box 8.1

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Limited edition of 20: numbered and signed by Maureen Cummins, Art Library has copy 10.

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The pop-up hand shadow book / Helen Hiebert / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .H533 P66 2012 box 6.2

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Limited edition of 50 copies, signed by the artist and poet, Art Library has copy 11. Poems by Nora Robertson. Each sheet has a verse about an animal and a cut-out representation of hands, which can be used with the flashlight to create animal shadow puppets. The box bears the silhouettes of each animal.

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The prairies / Dawn Hachenski / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .H334 P72 2007 box 12.1

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Edition of 70, Art Library has copy 57. The Prairies uses stances [sic] from the poem, 'The Prairies' written by William Cullen Bryant which is part of the public domain.

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Print book / Jack McCaslin / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M33324 P75 1975 box 8.1

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Limited edition of 5 copies, Art Library has copy 1.

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Quartet / Judith Mohns / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .M635 Q8 1995 box 9.1

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This set of books was produced in an edition of 500 copies hand-constructed and bound by the artist. Art Library has copy 55. The four books are housed in a binder.

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The Queen of Wands : a paper sculpture / Susan Elizabeth King / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K56 A75 1993 box 4.1

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"This paper construction uses the tetra-tetraflexagon form. The content explores the symbol of the Queen of Wands as the image relates to women printers and artists"--Instruction card.

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