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Karen Hanmer
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.H352 S73 2008 box 12.1

Limited edition of 30, issued in matching case. Art Library has copy 20. "Star poems presents quotes that document response to the night sky across the ages by philosophers, artists, and poets from Plato and Byron to contemporary writers, scientists and astronauts. This text is paired with 17th century mythological images of constellation forms and images of early star gazers on a background of a NASA photograph of the Milky Way. The book can be held in the hand and read page by page like a traditional book, can be removed from its jacket and unfolded flat to reference historical astronomical charts or contemporary NASA composite photos, or can be folded into an infinite variety of sculptural shapes."—Artist's Website.