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Johanna Drucker

Johanna Drucker
Art Library Rare Books Collection PS3554.R68 N544 2000 box 9.1

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 responses 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.

Johanna Drucker
Art Library Rare Books Collection - Folio PS3554.R68 W67 1996

"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.