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The Resource Burn book : no. 5

Burn book : no. 5

Label
Burn book : no. 5
Title
Burn book
Title remainder
no. 5
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CLU
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Burn book : no. 5
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "Austin '08"--Inside back cover
  • Without text
  • A "burn book" consisting of thirty leaves of colored paper into which cut-out designs have been "burned" by the artist. Straus produced the "sun-etched" cut-out leaves using burning techniques he has been experimenting with since childhood, with magnifying glasses outdoors under a hot sun, and with incense sticks or a soldering iron when forced to work indoors. As the reader turns the perforated leaves, the continuously shifting configurations of shapes, textures, and colors create what the artist describes as "multi-layered aerial views which suggest maps, roads, veins and arteries, and the inner complexity of the brain." The well-integrated pages with holes which allow colors and textures to be seen through from page to page give the book a sculptural effect. "Burn books" are Straus's way of responding to the negative history of book burning. He states "Whereas the Nazis and other totalitarian regimes destroyed the books of thinkers and writers they despised, I burn discarded or blank books into artworks, transforming them positively."
  • Bound in stiff black covers, with black spiral binding; title painted in red on upper cover
Dimensions
15 cm
Extent
[30] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: with four other "burn books" by Austin Straus in modern beige cloth and cream and brown patterned paper clamshell box. Purchase, Austin Straus, 2014.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869384638
  • ucoclc869384638
Label
Burn book : no. 5
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "Austin '08"--Inside back cover
  • Without text
  • A "burn book" consisting of thirty leaves of colored paper into which cut-out designs have been "burned" by the artist. Straus produced the "sun-etched" cut-out leaves using burning techniques he has been experimenting with since childhood, with magnifying glasses outdoors under a hot sun, and with incense sticks or a soldering iron when forced to work indoors. As the reader turns the perforated leaves, the continuously shifting configurations of shapes, textures, and colors create what the artist describes as "multi-layered aerial views which suggest maps, roads, veins and arteries, and the inner complexity of the brain." The well-integrated pages with holes which allow colors and textures to be seen through from page to page give the book a sculptural effect. "Burn books" are Straus's way of responding to the negative history of book burning. He states "Whereas the Nazis and other totalitarian regimes destroyed the books of thinkers and writers they despised, I burn discarded or blank books into artworks, transforming them positively."
  • Bound in stiff black covers, with black spiral binding; title painted in red on upper cover
Dimensions
15 cm
Extent
[30] leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: with four other "burn books" by Austin Straus in modern beige cloth and cream and brown patterned paper clamshell box. Purchase, Austin Straus, 2014.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869384638
  • ucoclc869384638

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