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Barbara Tetenbaum

Artist's book ideation cards
Barbara Tetenbaum, Julie Chen
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .T48 A85 2013 box 9.1

"Artist's Book Ideation Cards was designed as an aid to the book artist. Use the cards to jump-start a new project or inform one that is already in progress. There are two decks in the set: category cards and adjective cards. Start by separating the cards in Deck 1 into the seven categories [text, image, structure, paper, layout, technique and color]. Place the cards face down and choose one card at random from each stack. This will give you a basic 'recipe' for your project. Then choose five adjective cards at random from Deck 2. These will give you further information to use however you decide. If you want, you can exchange one category card and one adjective card. Wild cards are included in Deck 2 to offer additional challenges"—Instructions card.

A Colorful Tale
Barbara Tetenbaum
Art Library Rare Books Collection N 7433.4 .T476 C65 2014 box 3.1

Limited edition of 65 copies, numbered and signed by the artist, Art Library has copy 2. "This book illuminates how few words are needed to ignite the imagination of the reader. It is part of a larger body of work that I have created in this direction since 1994 which I refer to as 'text paintings'. 'A Colorful Tale' was created for an exhibition ENGAGE: Color, Ritual & Material Studies at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania (November 2014). It uses a stark white paper with a special 'hammered' surface for both text block and the entire case binding"—Artist's statement at the 23 Sandy Gallery website, viewed on March 20, 2015.

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