“Simplicity of shape does not necessarily equate with simplicity of experience.”
Robert Morris, American Sculptor and Performance Artist.

Screen Shot 2016-07-23 at 10.05.36Ramon Llull

Fabrice Monteiro- The Prophecy

Stephen Hobbs-

Raymond Queneau- cent mille milliards de poèmes

A selection of book I found interesting from the Fold, Flap, Peep, Pull, Pop Exhibition curated by Luise Poulton, 2012

The Facsimile was made in northeastern Italy around 1440, the collection of medieval astrological treatises was compiled by an anonymous scholar and designed by an anonymous artist who decorated the text with delicate watercolors. The text contains astrological information about the days and seasons, displaying horoscopes for the twelve zodiacal signs. The author tightly linked astrological knowledge to other fields of science and culture, including interpretations of the biblical dreams of the prophet Daniel and the medical essays of Pietro d’Abano, a professor at Padua University in the early fourteenth century. The book came with two astrolabes, rotating dials with pointers that enabled the reader to make zodiacal and medicinal-psychological calculations.

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The Deck of cards

Illustrations by Peter H. Beaman and Elizabeth Whitely. Loose sheets cut to resemble a deck of playing cards, printed with the text on the obverse and reverse in playing-card fashion. Edition of six hundred copies, of which nos. 1-100 are signed by the author and the artist.

J. Mohns
Vinalhaven, ME: Old Funeral Parlor, 1994
N7433.4 M64 C27 1994
A response to Rene Descartes’ Discours de la methode, published in Leyde in 1637.Silkscreened on Rives BFK 100% Rag printmaking paper. Produced for a traveling exhibition, “Science and the Artists’ Book,” produced jointly by the Smithsonian Institution Library and The Washington Project for the Arts. Issued in portfolio. Edition of twenty-five copies, signed by the artists.

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Lois Morrison  1996
Text, illustrations, and binding by the author. Printed with a Gocco printer on distressed filter and cellophane paper, then hand-cut. Grommets allow the book to be hung on a cord which then turns the book into a necklace. The insects are spring debris from the author’s cabin. Seventeen variously shaped pieces are enclosed in a slotted paper case. Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 17.23.07
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