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Artists' Books
Mary V. Marsh
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.M375 E84 2010 box 3.1 env. 5

"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.