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Artists' Books
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.M469 M67 2010 box 8.1

Limited edition of 12 copies; all copies slightly different. "This book is entirely made of garbage, or stuff I had lying about. No new materials were purchased except the photocopying of pages. The covers are bottoms of mandarin boxes collected at Christmas. The socks and T-shirts were worn out ones raided from husband and son and self. The mitts and gloves were picked up on the streets as the snow melted. … The paper was left over from Wake up the Frog and Library Book. The thread was from when I used to do embroidery. The 'tapes' on which the pages are bound are mostly from knapsacks. The fake suede is leftover from the blinds I made when we moved into this house; also the insulation from other Roman shades. The rag rugs were from my mother's. … The text deals with the effect of garbage on our health.'" — Artist's statement, from bookseller's website.