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Unbound / Jessica Peterson / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .P48 U53 2014 box 13.1

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The book was conceived and designed by artist Jessica Peterson and recounts the closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia, from 1959 to 1964. Unbound tells this story of these events with timelines, archival evidence, and collected narratives from the veterans of the closings. Gold stars flow through each page, one star for each person whose life was permanently altered by the school closings"--Publisher's statement at the Vamp and Tramp Booksellers' website, viewed on February 13, 2015.

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Unfold/Enfold / Květa Pacovská / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .P26 A4 2004 box 7.1

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The author invites the reader to unfold and discover an extraordinary world. Includes die-cut pages. Entire book is one continuous folded page.

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The Vandercook book / Delphi Basilicato, Mare Blocker, Dean Bornstein, Martha Chiplis, Johanna Drucker, Karla Elling, Elsi Vassdal Ellis, Jules Remedios Faye, Roni Gross, Barbara Henry, Tracy Honn, Peter Rutledge Koch, Fritz Klinke, Peter Kruty, Sara Langworthy, Rez' Lingen, Nancy Loeber, Dan Mayer (Book artist), Katherine McCanless, Henry Morris, Paul Moxon, Matt Neff, Christopher van Auken, Bonnie P O'Connell, Michael Peich, Mary Phelan, Harry Reese, John Risseeuw, Abigail Rorer, Regula Russelle, Sara T Sauers, Gaylord Schanilec, Peter Schell, C B Sherlock, Champe Smith, Barbara Tetenbaum, Perry Tymeson, Ana Cordeiro / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.3 .V36 2009 box 11.2

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In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Vandercook proof press, thirty artists were invited to submit a sample of their work with a description of their technique. These samples include text and illustrations using a variety of methods and printing surfaces. Five unbound pamphlets of Vandercook exercises and procedures, three of which -- Vandercook troubleshooting, hand composition, and printing type and polymer -- were created by students during three separate workshops at the Center for Book Arts in New York and are housed in a printed wrapper.

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Various small fires and milk, 1964 / Edward Ruscha / Art Library Rare Books Collection - TR 654 .R8734 box 6.1

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"Second edition, 3000 copies, 1970"--Verso, title page Contains photographic images of fires, including a gas range, a cigarette, a pipe, a cigar, a blow torch, a highway flare and others; the final image is of a glass of milk.

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Vertigo: [artist book] / Eleanor Luken / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .L85 V47 2000z box 3.1 env. 2

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"Text by Milan Kundera from The unbearable lightness of being."--Back cover.

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Vision shifts / Carol June Barton / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B38 V5 1998 box 5.1

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Edition limited to 500 copies, signed by the author/artist. Art Library has copy 135. A pop-up artist's book. Photographically illustrated cover sheets with letterpress and cut-out widows. An ironic change in the backing photographs, set-up by the narrative letterpress, is revealed as each page is opened further.

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Vita defuncta / Maria G Pisano / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .P59 V58 2005 box 14.2

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Limited edition of 25 numbered copies, Art Library has cop 11. "Vita defuncta is a response to the poem 'Patterns' by Amy Lowell. The poem speaks of loss in war vs natural death as seen in nature. War is a recurring cycle, but unlike nature, which brings change and growth through the seasons, war only brings death ... In my response, language and symbolic representations are intertwined with the images, encompassing both the masculine and feminine aspects of the poem. The rectangular red form turns into a bloodstain by the end of the book. Once opened, one views a perfectly manicured pattern of a white flower like form, (referencing the stylized structure of an English garden) holding the pages. The colors, the texture of the papers and the structure, are all used to reflect the aspects of the poem."--Artist's website, viewed Dec. 28, 2012.

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Wild girls redux: an operator's manual / Ellen Knudson / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K6258 W5 2009 box 4.1

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Limited edition of 100 copies, signed by the artist. Art Library has copy 41. "The revisit of a book created almost 12 years ago. The original book, How to Become One of the Original Wild Girls, was designed and printed in 1997. That book is a playful list of imaginary 'rules' that 'should' be followed to achieve Wild Girl status. The rules are light-hearted, but they have the sting of recognition that most women realize to be sexist in nature. Wild Girls Redux reexamines these issues, using motorcycle road and driving rules as text along with images of pin-up girls and industrial schematic illustrations ... The intent of the "Operator's Manual" is tongue-in-cheek and provides the ordinary, mechanical, and absurd rules of how to operate women"--Publisher's Web site (viewed Oct. 14, 2009).

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Wilderness hike: a photo journal of a day in a pristine wilderness / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - F1090 .T56 2001 box 3.2

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Limited edition of 35, Art Library has copy 14. "The photographs were taken in the Lake O'Hara region in the Canadian Rockies.

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Winter elk / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T55 W46 2004 box 9.1

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Limited edition of 50 copies. Photographic tunnel book; 3D scene of wild elk herd in their Jackson Hole, Wyoming, winter home.

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Winter White / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T55 W467 2004 box 1.2

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Edition of 75. These photos came from many places over many years.

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Wire act / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .T55 W48 2005 box 1.2 env. 6

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Limited edition of 100, Art Library has copy 54. Outlines the differences among slack wire, sloped wire, and high-wire acts, and the effect of the balancing pole.

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Women dream / Elsi Vassdal Ellis / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .E45 W65 2001 box 14.1

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Limited edition of 50 copies, signed by the artist, Art Library has copy 33. "Women dream is an exploration of issues that I have thought about much of my adult life. My work is driven by common themes that are explored through a wide range of readings then given concrete form, usually as a book. Much of my reading has focused upon the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam with a current focus on gender. Although I have used Arab words, the text is a combination of my thoughts as well as Judeo-Christian and Muslim based verse and/or concepts ... The foundation for this book can be traced directly to Fatima Mernissi's Dreams of Trespass."--Colophon.

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The word made flesh / Johanna Drucker / Art Library Rare Books Collection - Folio PS 3554 .R68 W67 1996

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"This is a facsimile reprint of copy #50 of the original letterpress edition"--Colophon. Calling attention to the visual materiality of the text, this book attempts to halt linear reading, trapping the eye in a field of letters which make a complex object on the page. The work both embodies and discusses language as a physical form. --Granary Books.

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Words / Marcia Hafif / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .H34 A58 box 5.1

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Author's autograph copy: "63".

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Words of wonder Faces of wonder / Mary Jane Henley / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .H35 W67 2009 box 10.2

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Limited edition of 10, Art Library has copy 4.

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World libraries of artist'books: 1 april 2007-2017 / Christine Kermaire / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K4723 B53 2007 box 1.2 env. 4

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Contenu: Bibliothèques universelles des livres d'artistes rassemblées en 24 micro-fiches comestibles. A consommer avant le repas = Content: World libraries of artist'books collected in edible micro-card form (24). To consume before the meal.

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Wurmzauber / Veronika Schäpers / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .S328 W87 2002 box 12.1

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Edition of 25 Arabic and 5 Roman numbered copies, Art Library has copy 20.

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Yarn / Babette Katz / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .K39 Y37 1992 box 7.1

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Limited edition of 1,000 copies.

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Years yet yesterday: an abecedary, minus two letters / Mark Addison Smith / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .S642 Y4 2015 box 12.1

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Limited edition of 365, Art Library has copy 123. Includes an interview with Mark Addison Smith conducted by Nelson Santos, originally published on the VisualAIDS.org blog, November 7, 2014. "This artist's book was developed as part of the Years Yet Yesterday gallery exhibition, November 20, 2015 - January 5, 2016 at the Center on Halsted: Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community center"--Page [57].

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Yellow vademecum / Peggy Johnston / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .J635 Y45 2000z box 1.2 env. 3

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One-of-a-kind. This Medieval type of book was designed to be worn on one's belt. ... The book's folded pages open up to be read while still wearing the book, so everything in it is upside down to all but the reader. ... This one is made up of mechanical drawings.

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Yellowstone spring / Jill Timm / Art Library Rare Books Collection - F 722 .T58 2001 box 3.1

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Limited edition of 35 copies, Art Library has copy 19. "These photographs were taken in Yellowstone National Park."

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Your future in waitressing: basic steps to financial security through hard work and heavy loads / Laura Buckles / Art Library Rare Books Collection - N 7433.4 .B817 A58 1979 box 1.1

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Includes assorted objects associated with waitressing inserted in pockets mounted on pages: hairnet, pocket handkerchief, guest check, name tag, postcard. Enclosed in a portfolio covered in a red-checked tablecloth material.

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